From "Natural Society":
"Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland has released a public statement apologizing to the public for the passing of the Monsanto Protection Act,
stating that the legislation was buried deep within a government
spending bill that was required to ‘prevent a government shutdown’.
"Mikulski is the Senate Appropriations
Committee Chairwoman, one who was ultimately responsible for passing
the bill that contained the notorious Monsanto Protection Act — a
legislative ‘rider’ that grants biotech juggernaut Monsanto immunity
from federal courts when it comes to their GMO crops. Although ‘written’
by Senator Roy Blunt, who actually gave Monsanto the ability to write
their own Monsanto Protection Act and has received over $60,000 from Monsanto, Mikulski has taken serious flak for the passing of the rider."