Monsanto Protection Act
Public Outrage Warranted!
A dangerous corporate earmark, the “biotech rider,” in the Senate-crafted Continuing Resolution (CR), passed today on the House floor. Every American citizen ought to know and “smarten up” to what this is. It effects ALL OF US – forever.
Just imagine legislation in a democracy that dictates the following to to its own Agriculture Department:
” ignore any judicial rulings that block the planting of crops that the court determines to be illegal” (according to Senator Jon Tester from Montana)
This type of thing seems to occur more and more. Someone “sneaks” a few divisive words into a bill that’s about to be voted on BEFORE anyone has had a chance to notice. This coming at a time when transparency and accountability in Government has been demanded by the people.
The signing by President Obama of this legislation will effectively bar US federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops even if they failed to be approved by the government’s own weak approval process and no matter what the health or environmental consequences might be.
This legislation is nicknamed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ because as a result, Monsanto and other companies can continue to manufacture and sell GE (Genetically Engineered) seeds even when they are declared illegal by the courts.
Exact language can be found on page 80 here