Monsanto's Minions Awards: Vote for the Worst of the Worst
. Who do you think is doing the most for Monsanto in Congress?
Who do you think is doing the most for Monsanto in Congress?
SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-Mo.), dubbed the "prodigious pork-meister" by the Providence Journal, boasted that he "worked with the company" on the Monsanto Protection Act, may it rest in peace.
SEN. THAD COCHRAN (R-Miss.), winner of an "Oinker Award" for "biggest porker" from Citizens Against Government Waste, blocked an amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act.
REP. STEVE KING (R-Iowa), the "Emperor of All Morons" according to Esquire, sponsored a successful Farm Bill amendment that takes away states rights to regulate food and farming.
REP. HAL ROGERS (R-Ky.), called the "Prince of Pork" by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, tried unsuccessfully to breathe life into the Monsanto Protection Act after Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) succumbed to pressure to kill it.
SEN. MARK UDALL (D-Colo.), beloved by good-government advocates for exposing NSA spying, nevertheless would keep the truth about GMOs hidden from the public. He coauthored a letter to the FDA in support of a 2001 guidance on voluntary labels that could outlaw legitimate non-GMO claims and preempt state action on mandatory labels.
REP. FRED UPTON (R-Mich.) who has distinguished himself from the pork-barrel spenders of his party -- Politico reported he was once known as "The Slasher" for cutting government pork -- is rumored to be preparing legislation favorable to Monsanto, a company that he invests in, even as it invests in his campaigns.
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.), wearing her reputation as a consumer protection hero as armor, joined Monsanto's side to coauthor the letter to the FDA with Udall.