Gallery: Monsanto Rider Slips Past Congress, Allowing the Company to Av...


The big news in Washington last week was all about the battle over marriage equality, but while that was going on, the government passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (HR 933), which essentially gives the government funding to keep running for the next six months. What you may have missed – and what many in congress missed – was the short little rider attached to the bill that gave biotech giant Monsanto a free legal pass from any litigation related to its genetically modified seeds. It’s a move that could have devastating impact on agriculture in the US.

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