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Monsanto Protection Act

by on April 4, 2013

Monsanto Protection Act

All previous notions of Al Jazeera aside, I think this is good article/ video to read/ watch as we begin our study of food.  The article is about the controversial “Monsanto Protection Act” which reportedly was crafted alongside Monsanto and slipped through congress a couple weeks ago.  It ties in closely to our previous discussions regarding the relationship of government and business.  Check it out.

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  1. When I heard about the Monsanto Protection Act passing last week I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that the government had agrees to protect such a large company from litigation without any real evidence of the possible negative health effects of the GMOs and GEs. After speaking with an organizer from Food and Water Watch in Connecticut this past weekend I found it interesting that they were actually not too worried about the law passing, obviously it wasn’t a good thing, but he told me that he did not really see it negatively effecting his campaign to label at GE foods in the state of CT and if anything motivated people to join the movement. It will be interesting to see how the Monsanto Protection Act will play out in the future and whether it will effect Food and Water Watch’s campaign to label GE foods at the state level.

    For more info on their campaign here’s their web-site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/campaigns/make-ge-labels-the-law/

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