Monsanto’s attempt to bypass the law through their thinly veiled rider dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ has been stopped by the removal of the rider from the Senate spending bill before it was to be renewed September 30th, 2013.  The provision if passed would have continued to grant Monsanto protection from any legal action against them as a result of their many global dealings. (Wouldn’t that make life so easy for all of us if we were to be declared above the law and free to do what ever it is we please to make a profit?)