12:35am

Mon April 15, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What's in the "Monsanto Protection Act"?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a provision in the budget bill that exempts biotech firms like Monsanto from judicial review. According to Food and Water Watch, Monsanto’s board members have worked for the EPA, advised the US Department of Agriculture and served on President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Who was behind this act? What would it do exactly? And what precedent does this set? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at the Pesticide Action Network

Patty Lovera, assistant director of Food & Water Watch

Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now

Web Resources:

Mother Jones: Roy Blunt: Monsanto's Man in Washington

Food and Water Watch: Monsanto: A Corporate Profile

Pesticide Action Network: Bad idea: Dow's 2,4-D seeds

Food Democracy Now: Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act - It's Time to Label GMOs!

International Business Times: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

Huffington Post: Monsanto Teams Up With Congress to Shred the Constitution

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