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Guest: Sen Jon Testor – Standing Up Against The Monsanto Protection Act

Recently on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Senator Jon Testor about his impassioned speech on the Senate floor in opposition of what has become known as the Monsanto Protection Act. Under this provision, companies like Monsanto can plant whatever they want without fear of being stopped by courts before beginning to plant any GMO crop.

Here’s what Senator Testor had to say about this:

Bio of Sen. Testor from his site:  Senator Jon Tester is third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.

Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon’s grandparents in 1912.  Jon’s parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy—and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon’s leadership.

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.