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The language in the bill specifically protects Monsanto from legislation, resulting from GMO crops and their potential dangers/environmental impacts.
Please be patient with me while I walk through it. It deals with the situation where the Secretary of Agriculture says that "We don't have a plant pest problem with this," and a court says "We don't accept your judgment." If the FARMER (not Monsanto) wants to plant anyway, the Sec of Ag. will give him a TEMPORARY permit, with conditions, while they run the necessary tests. Monsanto is NOT protected from any legislation. It is NOT protected from any fines or punishments.
In the event that a determination of non-regulated status made pursuant to section 411 of the Plant Protection Act is or has been invalidated or vacated, the Secretary of Agriculture shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon request by a farmer, grower, farm operator, or producer, immediately grant temporary permit(s) or temporary deregulation in part, subject to necessary and appropriate conditions consistent with section 411(a) or 412(c) of the Plant Protection Act,
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
However farmers would not need this provision if Monsanto allowed them to re-use their own seeds, and not caught up in this contracts that severely limit the ability of the farmer to be self sustainable.
Originally posted by Phage
As has been pointed out. Monsanto is not mentioned. In fact, only the following may request the action; "farmer, grower, farm operator, or producer". Monsanto is none of those.
Seed companies, such as Monsanto, hire people to detassle corn so it produces pure stands of hybrid seed. To produce cross-bred hybrids, the companies remove tassels from “female” rows of corn. Interplanted “male” rows then pollinate the female plants to produce a hybrid. The jobs typically go to high school and college students looking to earn summer cash.
.—The Secretary may issue regulations to
implement subsection (a), including regulations requiring that any
plant, plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed,
article, or means of conveyance imported, entered, to be exported,
or moved in interstate commerce—
(1) be accompanied by a permit issued by the Secretary
prior to the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in
(2) be accompanied by a certificate of inspection issued
(in a manner and form required by the Secretary) by appro-
priate officials of the country or State from which the plant,
plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed, article,
or means of conveyance is to be moved;
(3) be subject to remedial measures the Secretary deter-
mines to be necessary to prevent the spread of plant pests
or noxious weeds; and
(4) with respect to plants or biological control organisms,
be grown or handled under post-entry quarantine conditions
by or under the supervision of the Secretary for the purposes
of determining whether the plant or biological control organism
may be infested with plant pests or may be a plant pest
or noxious weed.
That nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority under section 411, 412 and 414 of the Plant Protection Act.
Monsanto isn't a grower, is it an "other user?" I don't think so. Monsanto doesn't use the seed, it just sells it.
while ensuring that growers or other users are able to move, plant, cultivate, introduce into commerce and carry out other authorized activities in a timely manner:
Originally posted by indigothefish
reply to post by AuranVector
At the same time though, mentioning the seperation between an elite class and the rest of the population - With the rest of population living under harsher conditions, their bodies and minds forces to maintain under literally lethal conditions.. After enough time, would the elites have eventually bred a species worth fearing?
Originally posted by daryllyn
In protest, I will be planting an all heirloom/organic garden this year.
I should step up the gardening and teach myself to can this year, I have the acreage to grow enough food for my family, and the livestock.
At least that way they would get less of my money.