Monsanto Protection Bill passes

SUBHEAD: Through the US Senate and on to Congress. There is still time to contact our representatives.

By Juan Wilson on 21 March 2013 for Island Breath -
(http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/03/monsanto-protection-bill-passes.html)


Image above: Illustration of American farmer arrested for growing "unlicensed" food. From (http://www.jesserandgd.com/Redesign-Rant-Repeat/rant/monsanto-unabashed-evil/).

This just came through a comment on Stop Monsanto Protection Bill:
"It looks like Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735 aka the 'Monsanto Protection Act' has just passed the Senate, and is currently on its way to the House for confirmation."
This Monsanto provision was a rider on a House Resolution 933: Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

The rider was placed amongst what many in congress think are vital issues. This technique of burying critical legislation as parts of continuing resolutions or riders is anathema to real democracy.

But, you still can do something about this here. Sign the petition:

http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/mar/21/senate_caves_monsanto_wins/

Also, you can contact our US Congress representatives who have yet to vote:
Colleen Hanabusa
(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/colleen_hanabusa/412418)
 Tulsi Gabbard
(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/tulsi_gabbard/412532)

By the way, both of our Hawiian Senators voted for H.R. 933
Mazie Hirono
(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mazie_hirono/412200)
Brian Schatz
(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/brian_schatz/412507)
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