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    Default 29 States Just Banned Laws About Seeds

    KRISTINA JOHNSON
    AUG. 21, 2017

    Ag giants like Monsanto and DuPont are cheering.

    With little notice, more than two dozen state legislatures have passed “seed-preemption laws” designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs. Opponents say that there’s nothing more fundamental than a seed, and that now, in many parts of the country, decisions about what can be grown have been taken out of local control and put solely in the hands of the state.
    “This bill should be viewed for what it is — a gag order on public debate,” says Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance, a national advocacy group, and a resident of Montana, which along with Texas passed a seed-preemption bill this year. “This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy.”

    Keep reading: http://www.motherjones.com/food/2017...s-about-seeds/
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    Default Re: 29 States Just Banned Laws About Seeds

    This seems very nefarious.

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    Default Re: 29 States Just Banned Laws About Seeds

    “This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy.” That is about all we need to know about this.

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    To understand politics in this country...follow the money.
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    Default Re: 29 States Just Banned Laws About Seeds

    You'd be correct StephenX, but it's not just in the US, it's worldwide. What's next, squashing any original ideas or dissent? It's not a laughing matter unless you're the one with lots of money.

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