Monsanto Wins in Congress over GMO battle
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- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:54
Congress sides with Monsanto over GMO battle
The Senate just voted AGAINST Senator Sanders' amendment to allow GMO labeling - 26 for, 73 against.
Biotech giant Monsanto was also awarded a victory by lawmakers in Washington early this week after a congressional panel voted to let farmers plant GM crops made by the agriculture company despite pending legal proceedings.
A US House of Representatives committee sided with Monsanto Corporation and other biotech companies, including competitors Dupont Co., and supported the use, production of GMO on American farmlands. The ruling comes irrespectively of legal challenges that have hindered full-fledged approval of some GMOs.
The USDA would be required to permit modified crops to be planted and sold into the food supply after the agency’s approvals have been invalidated by a court, under a provision in the fiscal 2013 agriculture spending bill approved by the House Appropriations committee on June 20th, 2012.
One of the provisions in the Bill would allow companies like Monsanto to circumvent legal obstacles that have impaired the large commercialization of engineered crops, benefiting the world’s largest seed company. Planting would be permitted until USDA completes any analysis required by a judge.
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