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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Monsanto the liberal boogey man, BOOOH!
    Have to say, in this regard, they're my booyman too. This sort of thing is going to come back and bite us in the butt.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case which could have an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This is Monsanto's 3rd appeal of the case, and if they win a favorable ruling from the high court, a deregulated Monsanto may find itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion. Here's where it gets a bit dicier. Two Supreme Court justices have what appear to be direct conflicts of interest.

    Stephen Breyer: Charles Breyer, the judge who ruled in the original decision of 2007 which is being appealed, is Stephen Breyer's brother, who apparently views this as a conflict of interest and has recused himself.

    Clarence Thomas : From the years 1976 - 1979, Thomas worked as an attorney for Monsanto. Thomas apparently does not see this as a conflict of interest and has not recused himself.

    Fox, meet henhouse.
    Conflict of Interest: Ex Monsanto Lawyer Clarence Thomas to Hear Major Monsanto Case

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case which could have an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This is Monsanto's 3rd appeal of the case, and if they win a favorable ruling from the high court, a deregulated Monsanto may find itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion. Here's where it gets a bit dicier. Two Supreme Court justices have what appear to be direct conflicts of interest.

    Stephen Breyer: Charles Breyer, the judge who ruled in the original decision of 2007 which is being appealed, is Stephen Breyer's brother, who apparently views this as a conflict of interest and has recused himself.

    Clarence Thomas : From the years 1976 - 1979, Thomas worked as an attorney for Monsanto. Thomas apparently does not see this as a conflict of interest and has not recused himself.

    Fox, meet henhouse.
    Conflict of Interest: Ex Monsanto Lawyer Clarence Thomas to Hear Major Monsanto Case
    Actually, they already decided in favor of Monsanto on this one, I'm pretty sure. Surprise, surprise, huh? The only way to get rid of Monsanto in the government is for a full protest from Americans.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is incredibly disturbing.






    Look at that, democrats and republicans can work together for the benefit of huge corporations with complete disregard for public safety.

    'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision
    The Republocrats bolstering the Corporate State? Say it's not so!

    Status quo is status quo. The Republocrat party will always push to expand the corporate state, free market is bad for the aristocracy.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Actually, they already decided in favor of Monsanto on this one, I'm pretty sure. Surprise, surprise, huh? The only way to get rid of Monsanto in the government is for a full protest from Americans.
    You are correct about that. The link is from 2010, I believe

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Have to say, in this regard, they're my booyman too. This sort of thing is going to come back and bite us in the butt.
    Monsanto has done some good stuff, some questionable stuff and some bad stuff, haven't we all. I'm not going to jump on the bash Monsanto band wagon but like I said earlier we use heirloom seeds in our garden.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Can anyone explain why genetically modified seeds would be hazardous and why we want more diversity? DaveFagan, you probably are the smartest one here. Can you put it into layman's terms?

    For those of you who don't want to engage in an intelligent conversation about natural science, your comments show your intelligence here.
    It's is not an area I have researched thoroughly, but the "dead bee" crisis that is wiping out the pollinators is because of unregulated seeds that grow an insecticide, nicotinoids, in the plant. Seems harmless until bees keep eating their own jelly that is completely contaminated with the insecticide. No pollinators, no flowering plants to become food. This is the problem area of GM products. Unpredictability and no regulation because Corporations like Monsanto get politicians to get them a blanket OK for things that truly need long-term testing. It is regulation working backwards to the benefit of those who should be regulated.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    From the article:

    Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the "Monsanto Protection Act" even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills. But the Center for Food Safety maintains that many Democrats in Congress were not even aware that the provision was in the legislation:
    It was inserted by Blount form Arkansas. He received $65,000 from Monsanto in the last 4 or 5 years. He's apparently repaid his I.O.U., eh?

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It's is not an area I have researched thoroughly, but the "dead bee" crisis that is wiping out the pollinators is because of unregulated seeds that grow an insecticide, nicotinoids, in the plant. Seems harmless until bees keep eating their own jelly that is completely contaminated with the insecticide. No pollinators, no flowering plants to become food. This is the problem area of GM products. Unpredictability and no regulation because Corporations like Monsanto get politicians to get them a blanket OK for things that truly need long-term testing. It is regulation working backwards to the benefit of those who should be regulated.
    Thanks for your input. This is a very complex issue whose rational debate is inhibited by greed.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is incredibly disturbing.







    Look at that, democrats and republicans can work together for the benefit of huge corporations with complete disregard for public safety.

    'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision
    I eat lots of veggies too. How can we be sure what we eat is safe and not involved with Monsanto? If it's certified organic?

    This is bull****. Eating vegetables is supposed to be healthy, its not a health concern.

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