Read it and weep. The CEO of corporate America, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, signed into law, the Monsanto Protection Act, which is section 735 of H.R. 933.
Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 933
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the President signed into law:
H.R. 933, the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013,” in which Divisions A through E provide fiscal year (FY) 2013 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2013, for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies; Division F provides for further continuing FY 2013 funding through September 30, 2013 for the remaining projects and activities of the Federal Government funded through discretionary appropriations not covered in Divisions A through E; and Division G includes across-the-board reductions for FY 2013 discretionary appropriations contained in Divisions A through F to assure compliance with the discretionary spending limits.
This will allow farmers to plant GMOs, whether or not they have even gone through the most minimal of rubber stamp approvals by the USDA. Link to the bill text PDF.
Barbara H. Peterson