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Senate to remove Monsanto Protection Act from funding bill
Earlier this month, Congress voted to pass a Continuing Resolution bill which included extending the Monsanto Protection Act for three months. That act protects companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from legal action resulting from GMOs, essentially placing them above the law. It also forces the USDA to allow them to continue planting GMO crops, even if they are found to be dangerous

Fortunately, the funding bill being drafted in the Senate will explicitly remove the controversial provision, setting it to expire after September 30.

"That provision will be gone," said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), confirming the change to POLITICO.

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