Dear Congressman Engel:
I strongly urge you to kindly vote AGAINST H.R. 5973 (Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013) if it includes the addition of Section 733 - the "Farmer Assurance Provision." Otherwise known as The Monsanto Protection Act!
"According to legal advocates at the Center for Food Safety, this provision “would create a precedent-setting limitation on judicial review” and is a “dangerous assault on fundamental federal and judicial safeguards.”" http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2012/jun/29/house_language_...
Not just me, but millions of Americans are fed up with the power of corporations to influence legislation at our expense - in this case, given the myriad studies, at the expense of our HEALTH. Furthermore, this violates the principle of "checks and balances."
I trust that you will represent US in this matter.
(Feel free to paste my letter into your own Congressman's message box.)
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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