The time has come, when the Senate and House Appropriations Committees gets together to hash out the annual agriculture budget. The provision, which was approved last week will allow the farmers to plant and grow GMO crops before they've been deemed safe. Food Democracy Now! An online grassroots community is calling it the "Monsanto Protection Act" and has collected over 300,000 signatures opposing the provision. The Center for Food Safety, which has sued over USDA approvals of biotech crops, called the bill's language a "Monsanto profit assurance provision" that interferes with judicial oversight of agency decisions and has the potential to disrupt the global grain trade.
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