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We regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution.
For those that are new to this situation, the Monsanto Protection Act is the name given to what's known as a legislative rider that was inserted into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill.
Using the deceptive title of Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto immunity from federal courts pending the review of any GM crop that is thought to be dangerous.
Under the section, courts would be helpless to stop Monsanto from continuing to plant GMO crops that are thought -- even by the US government -- to be a danger to human health or our cherised environment.
There is certain to be almost immediate legal action from multiple fronts which will hit the mainstream media headlines. For the first time in decades, Americans will have to give serious consideration to the food supply they are consuming from and hopefully begin a brave new moment in grassroots activism.
The Fox Guarding the Chickens
If GMOs are indeed responsible for massive sickness and death, then the individual who oversaw the FDA policy that facilitated their introduction holds a uniquely infamous role in human history. That person is Michael Taylor. He had been Monsanto's attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA. Soon after, he became Monsanto's vice president and chief lobbyist.
This month Michael Taylor became the senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He is now America's food safety czar. What have we done?
Originally posted by woodsmom
We obviously can't trust the government with our health. They have only proven time and again that the agenda is all that matters.
Originally posted by dainoyfb
It's ironic that the first lady caught flack a few years ago for planting an organic kitchen garden at the White House because industry leaders were concerned that "it would give Americans the wrong impression that non-organic growing techniques are unhealthy."
Are you under the impression the other candidate would not have done this - on his first day? Hopefully Obama did what he could to lessen the impact on food safety and reign in Monsanto. They employ a lot of people which is why they are so hard to break. I think Obamas wife encouraging people to start their own gardens is a real step to take people slowly but surely away from GMO foods and back into self sustaining produce grown from heirloom seeds in your own yard. I am not excusing Obama for this. I am against it. I just don't jump straight to demonizing people because they let me down. I don't think that was the intent of Food-democracy either.
Originally posted by Oannes
I bet he won't give his kids genectically modified foods. My only question is this: why do we have to modify food in the first place? And for the FDA to state that theres no difference between gmos and regular crops is outragous. Messing with anything genectic code can only spell disaster. Codex ailimentarius at work.