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What is the 'Monsanto Protection Act'?

Published: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 8:59pm
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Shopping & Food

Anger over the "Monsanto Protection Act" is growing like an herbicide-resistant weed, fueled by news the rider was anonymously added to a U.S. budget bill in an apparent favor to biotech firms. 

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Prop. 37: Another example of the perils of the initiative process

Published: 
Sun, 09/16/2012 (All day)

Love it or hate it, the one thing you can say for sure about California's ballot initiative process is that it's the absolute worst way to craft policy dealing with complex scientific issues.

That doesn't stop advocates on one side or another from constantly trying, with the result that the public's understanding of the underlying facts plummets faster than you can say, well, "Proposition 37."