Wednesday, April 3

Why has Obama approved a law giving immunity to the production and sale of genetically modified food in the US?

"The 'Monsanto Protection Act' effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future." ...
"The provision's language was apparently written in collusion with Monsanto. Lawmakers and companies working together to craft legislation is by no means a rare occurrence in this day and age. But the fact that Sen. Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, actually worked with Monsanto on a provision that in effect allows them to keep selling seeds, which can then go on to be planted, even if it is found to be harmful to consumers, is stunning." ...
"Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the 'Monsanto Protection Act' even existed within the bill they were voting on." ...
"'In this hidden backroom deal, Sen. [Barbara] Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto,' Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement."
'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:13 PM

    The biggest problem is having lawmakers pass laws they haven't read or understood. That's their JOB I think!

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