Monsanto Protection Act

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    After seeing people who describe themselves as Libertarians protest Monsanto over the passage of the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” or the “Monsanto Protection Act”, it seemed to me that they were right. This bill at first seemed to be corporatist in nature giving more freedom to GMO companies. But then I thought wait isn’t that a good thing? I mean isn’t a good thing that federal courts won’t be able to stop farmers from planting seeds that already have USDA approval? This seems to me to be a step in the right direction to a free society where farmers can plant what ever seeds they want and sale their crops to who ever they want without fraud. What does every body else think?


    A lot of the arguments I have seen have been to force producers of GMO foods to label their products as such. I take the opposite approach. If there is a sizable market of consumers who desire non-GMO foods, then there will be entrepreneurs who till produce them and label their products as non-GMO in order to capture that market.

    As to the health effects of GMO overall, there is no successful business model that involves poisoning the customers. It’s just bad for repeat business, word of mouth, and potentially disastrous from a tort liability perspective.

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