Can anybody argue that breeding plants over time to enhance their most desirable qualities is the same thing as splicing pesticides into the genetic material of a plant? Does the farmer next door get to decide whether or not he wants these new frankenplants to breed with his? Do we even know what effect these plants will have on insect life? Bees? Soil organisms? Will that neighbor farmer be allowed to choose seeds other than Monsanto's? Or do we simply allow Monsanto to completely monopolize the world seed market and let them decide what crops are allowed to be grown all over the world?
Allowing Monsanto to buy its way out of court review is just one more symptom of the disease afflicting America.