Monsanto owned Democrat Barbara Mikulski

When the Senate passed a budget resolution Wednesday that appears to prevent some of the potential damage from sequestration, the Continuing Resolution included several food- and agriculture-related earmarks.

But one inclusion in particular is especially controversial. The “biotech rider” would require the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed even if a court has ruled the environmental studies on the crop were inadequate. This aspect of the bill infuriated many sustainable food and agriculture groups, who nicknamed the bill the “Monsanto Protection Act.”

If signed into law by President Obama, here’s what the rider would do: It will allow farmers to plant, harvest and sell genetically engineered plants even if the crops have been ruled upon unfavorably in court. A Center for Food Safety statement called the rider “an unprecedented attack on U.S. judicial review of agency actions” and “ a major violation of the separation of powers.” But perhaps more frightening, other critics say, is that the rider threatens the health and wellbeing of the public by undermining the federal courts’ ability to protect farmers and the environment from potentially hazardous genetically engineered (GE) crops.

The rider was slipped into the bill while it sat in the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski.


  1. MikeN says:

    Every plant you eat is probably GM. It’s called cross-breeding.

  2. McCoy Pauley says:

    Jesus, just LOOK at that pig! Bitch looks like Dr. Megele’s grandmother.

  3. msbpodcast says:

    The only good think I can say bout the fat bitch is that I will outlive her (and I am older than she is.)

    Chow down on the GMO corn baby, and have another corn-fattened pig’s knuckle too.

    Between Cargill and Monsanto (nast moon) they will decimate the United States population just as effectively as Henry Ford did.

  4. Number33 says:

    Hey Guys!

    She is a looker! I feel genuinely in love with her. Do you suppose Barb would mind an experience with Alexandra Pelosi as she films it? That would make for a fine film! Huzzah!

  5. MikeN says:

    Washington State was set to pass restrictions on drones,then Boeing objected and the House Democratic Leadership tabled the bill for ‘more study’.

  6. Bob says:

    Unfucking real.

    What a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. These bogus law suits are a misuse of the justice system. The NEPA suit is filed by hippy fucking terrorists to delay the launch of new technologies which will benefit society. It’s a misuse of the NEPA act, but nobody is reporting that. These suits deter resources from the USDA to investigate important issues, but no-one reports that.


    The truth of biotechnology is that it is boring as hell, quit trying to stir the pot with non-issues. You are ruining our country.

    • jeanne says:

      So, according to you, a judge agrees with “hippy fucking terrorists” and that people who don’t agree with this judicial ruling are “ruining this country”? Are you off your meds?

    • Glenn E. says:

      However one feels about modern technology. It doesn’t make it alright to step on our legal checks and balances. Just because it may be a little inconvenient to the way some large corporation does business. It’s still possible that someday, this GMO technology that you believe in, so dearly. Could lead to a man-made plague. According to you, apparently, mankind can only screw up the environment with auto emissions, and hair spray. But never by tampering with the DNA of plants. How very one sided the logic.

  7. Glenn E. says:

    My family dislike Mikulski for years. I figured it was mainly because she was a democrat, and most of them weren’t. But I see now, her true colors. Possibly she’s thinking of retiring. And doesn’t care if this bill kills her reelection chances. She’ll be getting that sweet boardroom position at Monsanto.

    The only reason she keeps being reelected, in Maryland. Is she’s a Catholic, and the State’s voters are primarily Catholic too. So she’s had a blanket endorsement of those churches, for decades. Just as Massachusetts kept reelecting Ted Kennedy. But she’s never done a single thing to save jobs, in various employment industries. And plenty have folded or left the State. But she’s always present for a Photo Op of some business opening. As if she had anything to do with it. We never see her any other time, until she runs for election. Like some kind of troll, who hides under a bridge. Until her job is in danger. Then, and only then, does she waddle out and try taking credit for something.

    Well I wonder how she’s going to avoid taking credit for doing this?

  8. JDS says:

    Mr. McCullough,
    I was just a little bothered by the fact that there was no mention of the Republican who was responsible for writing it; (R) Mo. Roy Blunt. It’s is one thing to pass on info. It is another to do so in a partisan way. We are all being screwed by both parties because BIG MONEY rules. That is why I consider Tea Party folks idiots; they are run in the interests of billionaires like Pete Peterson. If they were credible they would be for publicly financed elections. That is the first seemingly insurmountable hurdle that we have to make before having any chance to change things.