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STOP the Monsanto Protection Act

September 20, 2013
Aloha Friends,

To prevent a government shutdown, the House needs to pass a continuing resolution within the next ten days. But slipped into this critical bill is an extension of the Monsanto Protection Act.
The act, which biotechnology companies helped draft, allows them to ignore regulations and sell genetically engineered foods even after a court orders them to stop, or when there isn’t yet evidence the foods are healthy or environmentally safe.
This is even bigger than our food, though. Adding the “rider” is a blatant effort by some in Congress to skirt judicial review, leaving Americans without recourse to air their concerns on something that could dramatically impact human health and the environment.
We have to speak out now, before the vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government. Monsanto doesn’t belong in that bill.
Tell Congress: Defeat the Monsanto Protection Act and protect judicial review.

Monsanto undercuts efforts to strengthen consumer and environmental protections from genetically engineered crops.
It’s simple, really: People deserve to know truthful, transparent information about their food.
But supporters of Monsanto and their special interest benefactors disagree, which is why they’ve snuck this into an unrelated budget bill.
If the other side wants to openly debate Monsanto, we can do that. But sneaking it in is wrong.
Tell Congress: Remove the Monsanto Protection Act extension and allow judicial review to proceed.

If we speak out together, we can bring this out of the shadows and into the light.
Mahalo nui loa,

Tulsi Gabbard
Member of Congress (HI-02)

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