This morning I received a disturbing call from a Congressional staffer in Washington DC alarmed at the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives has decided to put forward the same language for the Continuing Resolution spending bill that contained the Monsanto Protection Act that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law last spring.

Last March, Monsanto succeeded in sneaking a controversial rider into the must pass spending bill that undermined the basic concept of judicial review, the separation of equal branches of government forcing the USDA to allow the planting of untested GMO crops even if a federal court ruled that the USDA had not properly considered the environmental or economic risks these new crops posed to family farmers.