Kill the Monsanto Protection Act: Force Senator Roy Blunt to Resign!

He’s been labeled "prodigious pork-meister" (Providence Journal), "Senator Earmark" (Wall Street Journal) and "Most Corrupt" (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington). Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Monsanto’s home state of Missouri, has also been called a magnet for PAC money from the agribusiness industry, raking in over $243,000 in 2010 alone.


Bitoech’s investment in Sen. Blunt has paid off handsomely. Teaming up with Monsanto lobbyists, Sen. Blunt helped craft the language for the Farmer Assurance Provision. Aptly renamed the Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a sneaky rider that strips federal courts of their power to stop Monsanto from planting unproven, potentially dangerous crops. Without any hearings, the provision was slipped into the
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013, and recently signed into law by President Obama.

TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition below. Force Senator Roy Blunt to resign so we can kill the Monsanto Protection Act!

The Monsanto Protection Act places biotech companies above the law, and corporate commercial interests above the interest of the public health,
opponents argue.
 
“This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment,” the group Food Democracy Now said on its
website.

“These provisions are giveaways, pure and simple, and will be a boon worth millions of dollars to a handful of the biggest corporations in this country,” said Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana who opposed the provision

Sen. Blunt has actually claimed responsibility for the Monsanto Protection Act, and has admitted that he worked with company lobbyists to draft the language and insert it in the appropriations bill to fund the government through September 30, 2013.

The good news: Like the spending bill it’s attached to, the Monsanto Protection Act expires on Sept. 30, 2013. The best way to make sure it doesn’t survive is to force Sen. Blunt to resign.

TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition below. Force Senator Roy Blunt to resign so we can kill the Monsanto Protection Act!