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Who's Monsanto's Best Friend in Congress?
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:16:49 pm »
This is from a mailing from "Organic Bytes" from the Organic Consumers Association"

"Who's Monsanto's Best Friend in Congress?

Tom Philpott reported this week in Mother Jones that Jack Kingston (R-GA) is the Congressman responsible for inserting this "pro-industry provision that that has nothing to do with agriculture appropriations."

Kingston had already established himself as a friend of the industry. In April, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include ag-biotech giants Monsanto and DuPont, named him its "legislator of the year for 2011-2012." BIO declared Kingston a "champion of America's biotechnology industry" who has "helped to protect funding for programs essential to the survival of biotechnology companies across the United States."

Are there any Members of Congress tough enough to stand up to Monsanto?

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will sponsor an amendment to the ag appropriations bill that would nullify Kingston's Monsanto-friendly provision.

Ask your Member of Congress to support the DeFazio amendment!"
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Al

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Re: Who's Monsanto's Best Friend in Congress?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 12:01:36 am »
Thanks Al, calling them as soon as I get on the road here! And reposting of course!

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Re: Who's Monsanto's Best Friend in Congress?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 01:14:15 am »
Excellent Thoth.

Even though I am in Canada what happens in the US frequently gets rubber stamped up here.
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