'Monsanto Protection Act' To Expire, Won't Be Part Of Continuing Resolution

by jeeg 25. September 2013 22:55
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a statement Tuesday from the press office of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). House Republicans earlier this month released legislation that would includ... [More]

Opponents of genetically modified foods assail carve-out in House spending bill

by jeeg 16. September 2013 21:09
Food safety advocates are assailing House Republicans for including a controversial carve-out for biotechnology companies in a government funding bill. The stopgap spending bill, which has an uncertain future in the House, would leave intact the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act”... [More]

Debbie Stabenow Pledges To Oppose Monsanto Protection Act Extension Without Full Debate

by jeeg 6. June 2013 21:09
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee, pledged to oppose the extension of the so-called the Monsanto Protection Act, a victory for advocates who have been pressing for its repeal. Stabenow made her pledge in a conversation with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.),... [More]
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