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Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill
Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill

Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops. The language, tucked into appropriations legislation to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, would strip courts of the power to halt the planting of such crops if a judge felt a review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's approval was warranted over health or environmental concerns. Critics have referred to the language as the "Monsanto rider" in reference to the massive, Missouri-based agribusiness. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat who...

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