Fact Checks. Bernie Sanders vowed to continue fighting for GMO labeling and for a defeat of the provision by not allowing it back into law after its expiration. As RT noted last week, Sen. The House Agriculture Appropriations bill, sponsored by Rep. The provision directs the Secretary of Agriculture to grant temporary deregulation status to allow growers to continue the cultivation of biotech crops that had previously been approved by the U. What are you, Senator, against farms?
The Farmer Assurance Provision refers to Section (formerly Section ) of US H.R.
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a bill that was passed by the Senate on March 20, and then signed into law as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, The bill is commonly referred to as the "Monsanto Protection Act" by its critics. The "Monsanto Protection Act" refers to a law passed by Congress in early to The rider was initially placed in H.R.
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Agriculture Appropriations Bill. And given the Monsanto controversy, she and Pryor, chairman of the agriculture appropriations subcommittee, chose to act and take it out after.
The National Defense Authorization Act NDAA contained funding for the entire military-industrial-complex, and a few Senators snuck in the provision that gave the president the authority to make military arrests without trials.
In August ofbiotech giants spent tens of millions of dollars alone just to lobby against Prop 37, which would have forced companies to label all product containing GMO materials. Fact Checks. Further, it would compel USDA to allow continued planting of that same crop upon request, even if in the course of its assessment the Department finds that it poses previously unrecognized risks. We do this work every day at no cost to you, but it is far from free to produce, and we cannot afford to slow down.
Every court that has reversed a USDA decision to approve a GE crop has carefully weighed the interests of all affected farmers, as is already required by law.
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Another characteristic of federal legislation is the sheer monstrosity of the bills. The bill was later extended to expire on 15 December The law containing the provision remained in effect until September 30,
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the provision in the House bill instructs the agriculture secretary to In a statement Thursday, Monsanto called the expiration of the provision “no surprise. The provisions protecting Monsanto are just a small part of the Agriculture Appropriations Bill (HR ), a spending package loaded with farm.
The “Farmer Assurance Provision” is not new to it was also part of the initial draft of a FY Agriculture Appropriations bill in June
The whole dispute has been overshadowed by the larger fight over Republican efforts to use the same CR to cut off funding needed by President Barack Obama to implement his health care reforms.
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Support Snopes. If enacted, growers would be assured that the crops they plant could continue to be grown, subject to appropriate interim conditions, even after a judicial ruling against USDA. This dangerous rider found in Section of the bill would create a precedent-setting limitation on judicial review of genetically-engineered crops, allowing them to be planted without federal safeguards in place that protect our environment, family farmers and citizens.
We do this work every day at no cost to you, but it is far from free to produce, and we cannot afford to slow down. Senator Barbara Mikulski.