"In an email to supporters on Sunday, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced his proposed amendment to the upcoming farm bill which would effectively eliminate the Act: 'It's one of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years. Written anonymously, the Monsanto Protection Act allows corporations to sell genetically-modified (GM) seeds even when federal courts have blocked them from doing so. Think about that: We have a process for making sure that genetically-modified seeds aren’t sold, planted and grown until we know that they don’t pose a threat to other crops or to humans.
That's just wrong. And even worse, the Monsanto Protection Act was passed in secret,
stuffed quietly into the budget bill that averted a government shutdown. That's why I've proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would
repeal the Monsanto Protection Act. Please join me - and demand a vote
in the U.S. Senate that would end this outrageous special interest
override of judicial decisions."