Monday, 25 March 2013

GM FOOD: Corporate agriculture wins in Congress

Monsanto and other big farming interests that support genetically modified crops have just won a major victory in Congress.

A rider in the bill to prevent a government shutdown stripped federal courts of their power to restrict genetically modified crops found not to have undergone complete environmental reviews overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according non-profit, non-partisan group MapLight. The bill was approved by Senate on March 20 and by the House on on March 21.

A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions found current members of Congress have received $7,450,434 from political action committee supporting the use of genetically modified crops.

Click here for the MapLight report.

MapLight describes itself as “a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics in the U.S. Congress and in the California and Wisconsin legislatures.”
Original Article Here

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