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    Monsanto is one of the most dangerous corporations we support with our taxes. The FDA already protects them by allowing them to sell the "food" without disclosing that it is genetically modified... so we never know if we are eating FrankenCorn! Dispicable!
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    It is type of sneaky, underhand crap that has help destroy the credibility of the legislative process! It this was so important why wasn't it propose and passed on its own bill.
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    So the USDA still needs to grant permission and this act only allows them the option of granting permission at their discretion IF a court demands an environmental impact study or public health assessment?

    I don’t have a problem with the bill; I just have a problem with how the bill was passed into law. No riders should be attached to spending bills like they currently are. The bill author knows that the spending bill isn’t going to be redone to get rid of the riders especially when they can just re-attach the rider to the new spending bill.
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    This is the type of crap that gets slipped into a bill that is hundreds of pages long. No surprise tho, it happens all the time. It just sickens me that these idiots try to sneak this crap past us.
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    @EzraBlade I'm not commenting on the substance but the process. Did I not make that clear?
    I admittedly do not know enough to comment not Monsanto and gm debate. But what makes me leery of the substance is the fact that to get this passed, they.had to attach it to a spending bill hundreds of pages long. Just seems a little fishy.
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    Between 1930 and 1960, manufacturers did all they could to prevent the link between asbestos and respiratory diseases, including cancer, becoming known, so they could avoid prosecution. American workers had in fact sued the Johns Manville company as far back as 1932, but it was not until 1962 that epidemiologists finally established beyond any doubt what company bosses had known for a long time – asbestos causes cancer.
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    @stepped_in_it

    Exactly and this is how the government and big business work. Until people are stricken, and even then it takes a fight to stop harmful practices.
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    There's enough concern over GMO foods to make this provision suspect if not actively against the public interest. First we can't expect GMO labels, now we can't halt GMO production even if it turns out to be dangerous to consume.
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    @EzraBlade So if there is nothing suspect of GMO, why can't food products from it be labelled as such? Proof or no proof, that fact alone, makes one suspect of GMO.
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    @EzraBlade How can I not buy it when it isn't labelled? That's the problem and why one would think there is something amiss about GMO's.
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    There is no proof that the crops have created any problems and they have been planted since 1996. We don't need more government control over the farming industry. If they can show any harm being done by GM crops, then show it and lets limit production, otherwise leave them alone and let them plant the crops.
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    This law is extra govt protection for these big seed/chemical companies. It protects them from being sued by farmers if there ever comes a time when these genetically modified foods does create a problem and the farmer can't sell his crop.
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    @AceLuby what problems are there with these crops? I have heard wild claims but no real proof. It seems like they don't want crops held up until some proof is presented.
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    @PayThatCEO If there is a link show it. These diseases and mental problems have been present before these seeds were planted, whats the link. This is a fishing expedition and we don't need another regulation on anyone. There is no damage done and no link to the crops causing any damage. I don't want government regulating how many times I can use the bathroom in a day, or any other thing I do. Just don't need any more government.
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    Absolutely ridiculous. Here we are, getting inundated with stories about the supreme court and gay marriage, meanwhile the President signs a law protecting HUGE companies from lawsuits on genes they manipulate and produce. Obama is a disgrace for signing this into law.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix I have said it many other times for many other issues. I'm not a fan of the guy, yet constantly get accused of it because I don't put blame on him for our debt and deficit.
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    It allows a planted crop to be harvested. That not a bad thing. If a farmer has already planted a crop it will bankrupt him if he isn't allowed too harvest it.
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    It doesn't protect the farmer, it protects the seed companies from being sued by the farmer when the farmer can't sell his product because it makes people sick or harms the environment.
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    @AceLuby if the farmer can't harvest his crop he planted it will wipe him out. And I think too many people are overreacting about these gmo crops
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    @EzraBlade If he can't sell his crop it will wipe him out as well. In either case it protects the seed company from being sued for creating and selling a seed that would bankrupt a farmer.

    If GMO's don't have any negative side effects, why would they need a law created protecting them from any future lawsuits?
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    @AceLuby because of lawsuits holding up the planting of crops. Where is the proof there is anything wrong with them?
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    @EzraBlade Can you guarantee that there will be nothing wrong with them from now into the future forever? Can anyone make that guarantee? Should I get protection for the rest of my life from litigation because today nobody has a reason to sue me? If that's the logic we should be using we should protect anybody who is not being sued right now from ever being sued.
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    @stepped_in_it What pains my ass is how the likes Monsanto are invited inside a congressman's office to write their own bill, and then said legislation is esconced in a far bigger package that's got nothing to do with it. "Perfectly legal!", "Nothing wrong!", spout defenders. So why do they take such care to keep it in the dark? Reminds me of somebody scurrying around in an alley at 3:00 AM wearing dark clothes and a ski mask. Perfectly legal also, but suspicious as hell.
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    this is routine behavior for the crooks that run this country and we always have these individual jerks that will slip this crap into legislation. The more important quwstion might be, WHY do the rest of slugs go along with it by passing the bill it is attached to. Conspirators All.
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    Monsanto is evil.
    That is precisely why it was nefariously slipped into the spending bill without review.
    Let me be very clear with my language:
    Monsanto is evil.
  • #135
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    And there is way more going on here than the article implies. Almost everyone who made a negative comment is correct. This article, which seems relatively harmless on the surface demonstrates many things that citizens should be scares of... Monsanto being one of them.
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    @GuyFawkes I called you out in my response to Ezra under his thread. I hope you read it. It underscores so much that I think most Americans have absolutely no idea. I know. I was one of them.
  • #73
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    And the Food Czar is Michael Taylor, ex- Monsanto lawyer and lobbyist. Nothing to see here, people. Keep moving....
  • #39
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    Can a bill not be put forth that does not contain pork and filler? Somone always has to put some bs legislation in that has nothing to do with what was originally intended. It should be a law that a bill can only contain literature pertaining to what the original bill is and that nothing can be added if it does not support said bill.
  • #145
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    I stated this earlier but will reiterate:
    Anyone with children, any person who cherishes their good health and freedom, any person concerned about the economy of food should view Monsanto as workers of an incredible evil- so amazing in it's complexity and form, such a despicable and truly devilish work that it is difficult to fully comprehend.
    If there is a New World Order, if there is a Satan on Earth, Monsanto is clearly a key participant in furthering those nefarious plans which could ultimately enslave mankind- we all need food and drink to survive.
    This is legislation which basically allows Mobsanto to operate outside judicial or legislative review- and gives them immunity from prosecution or regulation.
    If their work was actually of benefit to mankind, why would Monsanto need to strike such a shady back room deal with closed curtains at midnight on a full moon?
    Those who helped promote and pass this bill should be help to serious account.
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    I am conserned about the geneticly altered crops. I wonder how they are effecting our bodies. Are the the reason for so much cancer, atusim and other health problems.
  • #117
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    O' needs dethroned before he kills us all (which I believe has been his intentions since 08), America needs to start investigating and throw this illegal alien out of our great nation!( with instructions that if he returns he can be shot on site!)
  • #108
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    Stand by for a big money maker for america (food exports) to vanish. Countries with anti - gmo food regulations will simply refuse the product if they even suspect it is frankenfood.
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    "The provision would strip federal courts of the power to halt the planting, harvest and sale of a genetically modified crop if a judge orders a review of its health or environmental concerns, news reports say"

    How is this a good thing and why only six months? Something is fishy and smells real bad.
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