iOS app Android app

Monsanto Protection Act

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Kate Sheppard

Monsanto Hires Former Senator As Lobbyist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln's new lobbying group got a boost on Wednesday with the announcement that three prominent corporations, inclu...

Ignorance Is Bad for Your Health

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We were in Montana last weekend. We had not expected the visit to provide a preview of this week's bizarre performance by the Republican Party.

'Monsanto Protection Act' Set To Expire

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a sta...

Gabbard Outraged Over Extension Of 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

Tulsi Gabbard says attempts to extend the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" in the U.S. Congress is "outrageous." In an email to supporters Frida...

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The agrichemical companies may have the best lobbyists in town. Last May, the agrichemical giants -- Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Bayer, DuPont, BASF -- pulled off a stunning maneuver to protect their massive profits.

Ryan Grim

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government...

Should Companies Patent Life?

Judy Frankel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Judy Frankel

Before we march off into this dark future where the source of our food comes from companies that would like to control all seed and food supplies, remember to find a congressman who would vote against the TPP.

Ryan Grim

Monsanto Protection Act May Be In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee, pledged to oppose the extension of the so-called the Monsan...

The March to Stop Monsanto: Taking Back Our Food, Our Farms, Our Democracy and Our Planet

Dave Murphy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Dave Murphy

The march to stop Monsanto is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The problem is not just their corrosive lobbying practices, but the fact that the products they produce, GMO foods and chemical weed killers, are in more than 70% of the processed foods we eat and feed our families.

Ryan Grim

Farm State Senator Defends 'Monsanto Protection Act'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans objected to an attempt Thursday to repeal a controversial provision, informally dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act,"...

Is Outrage Over the Monsanto Protection Act a Turning Point for the Food Movement?

Michele Simon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

When food industry lobbyists do something so over the top, we can marshal our resources to respond effectively. Even though we didn't win that particular battle, the outrage over Monsanto's colossal overreach did bring massive attention to the issue.

Unsafe at Any Speed

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

...

Occupy Exercises Its International Muscle -- and Monsanto to Feel It on May 25

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

It is this March Against Monsanto action which will confirm Occupy's political and social relevance beyond Zuccotti Park.

Waiting for Monsanto

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

...

Dem Senator Takes Aim At 'Outrageous Special Interest Provision'

Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) confirmed on Sunday that he is proposing an amendment to the upcoming farm bill that would eliminate the "Monsanto Protecti...

Ryan Grim

Senator Targets Repeal Of Monsanto Secret Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is planning to push an amendment to the upcoming farm bill that would repeal the secret provision known as th...

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

What Every Parent Should Know About Monsanto

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Last time I checked, Earth is the only place we have to live, and what kind of future am I providing for my daughter if I am not cognizant of how my life, and the decisions of my government, effect our environment?

Monsanto Announces $1.48 Billion Profit Amid 'Monsanto Protection Act' Controversy

HuffPost/AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Monsanto says its net income increased 22 percent in the second quarter on strong sales of its biotech seeds. The agricultural produ...

Lucia Graves

'Monsanto Protection Act' Foes Find Unusual Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green

The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the te...

The Virus in Our Food Supply

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics President George Washington once said, "It is miserable for a farmer to be oblig...

Obama Slammed For Signing 'Monsanto Protection Act'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Does the newly signed Farmer Assurance Provision, aka the 'Monsanto Protection Act,' mean that GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulator...

Monsant-Oh No!

Alex Palombo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The Monsanto Protection Act is a continuation on the trend of corporations getting away with shafting their customers out of millions, leaving consumers worse for the wear and letting corporations off scot-free.