Latest topics
» NIBIRU News ~ German Fake Sun Validates Planet X Researchers plus MORE
Today at 12:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News - UFO decloaked over Popocatépetl Volcano plus MORE
Today at 12:03 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Divide Between 3D and 4/5D is Becoming More Unavoidable
Today at 12:02 am by PurpleSkyz

» Anna von Reitz - So, I Am a Vatican Spy?
Today at 12:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» Pizza Too Spicy For Alex Jones? Changes Pizzagate Stance the DAY Before D.C. Protests!
Yesterday at 11:42 pm by PurpleSkyz

» This Weeks RV/CGR News - 2017: 3/19 - 3/25
Yesterday at 8:39 pm by PurpleSkyz

» FBI rescues 82 children in sex trafficking sweep
Yesterday at 6:59 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Benjamin Fulford Update - The Japanese government is trying to murder me
Yesterday at 6:55 pm by PurpleSkyz

» POOFness for MAR 24: OUCH (Exactly! These Scams Are Painful to Watch!!)
Yesterday at 6:35 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Forested arenas are cleared of invasives
Yesterday at 2:17 pm by PurpleSkyz

» London Parliament Attack: Media Coverage Triggers Criticism In Britain
Yesterday at 1:19 pm by ducmih07

» DEEP STATE & THE CIA MEDIA MATRIX! DARK JOURNALIST & PETER DALE SCOTT
Yesterday at 12:14 pm by PurpleSkyz

» JORDAN MAXWELL : ET CONNECTION TO SECRET SPACE & RELIGIONS
Yesterday at 11:06 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» Second Brain, Gut, Microbe, B Vits and your Mental, Emotional Bodies.
Yesterday at 11:01 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» Native or Original people & NOT ours...THEIRS
Yesterday at 10:59 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» Demons in Tibetan Medical Art...
Yesterday at 10:56 am by Consciousness Of Economic

» clif's wujo - March 23, 2017 - EM50 studio, vid theft, censorship, bitcoin
Yesterday at 9:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» Vladimir Putin sings Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ ahahahaha
Yesterday at 9:17 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News - UFO Over Great Britain plus MORE
Yesterday at 9:14 am by PurpleSkyz

» Nasa’s AGE-REVERSING PILLS
Yesterday at 9:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» Stop The Madness…
Yesterday at 9:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Mystery of the U.K.’s “Phantom” Social Workers
Yesterday at 9:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» Pilot of Crashed Plane Mysteriously Vanished in Midair
Yesterday at 8:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» Plum Island Templar Cross | HELIPAD Appears, Disappears, Reappears! Google Earth BUSTED
Yesterday at 8:56 am by PurpleSkyz

» Zika vaccine: watch out—it will alter your DNA By Jon Rappoport
Yesterday at 8:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» Link to mp3 of Humanus CON ference Call for March 22
Yesterday at 8:09 am by PurpleSkyz

» Charity Pie
Yesterday at 8:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» False Flag Terror Attack Outside of Parliament “Staged” to Distract from the GCHQ Wiretap Scandal
Yesterday at 8:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» Powerful Wave of Energy Strikes the Earth!
Yesterday at 7:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» Corey Goode on Third Phase of Moon & Salla Interview
Yesterday at 7:35 am by PurpleSkyz

» PROJECT CAMELOT: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SHRIMPTON AND OLE DAMMEGARD - FALSE FLAGS & LONDON
Yesterday at 7:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Declassified UFO Files
Yesterday at 7:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» Max Spiers & Satanic America
Yesterday at 7:20 am by PurpleSkyz

Who is online?

You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » POISON PLANET » 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision
Text size:A A A
70
21.4k
568
14
MORE+
By Connor Adams Sheets | March 27 2013 3:03 PM
The "Monsanto Protection Act" is the name opponents of the Farmer Assurance Provision have given to this terrifying piece of policy, and it's a fitting moniker given its shocking content.

REUTERS
A maize seedling is seen in the corn greenhouse at the Monsanto Research facility in Chesterfield, Missouri October 9, 2009.


Sponsored Link
2013 Key Indicators CFO's are watching
President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law on Tuesday that includes language that has food and consumer advocates and organic farmers up in arms over their contention that the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" is a giveaway to corporations that was passed under the cover of darkness.

There's a lot being said about it, but here are five terrifying facts about the Farmer Assurance Provision -- Section 735 of the spending bill -- to get you acquainted with the reasons behind the ongoing uproar:



1.) 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 advent of genetically modified seeds -- which has been driven by the massive Monsanto Company -- and their exploding use in farms across America came on fast and has proved a huge boon for Monsanto's profits.

But many anti-GMO folks argue there have not been enough studies into the potential health risks of this new class of crop. Well, now it appears that even if those studies are completed and they end up revealing severe adverse health effects related to the consumption of genetically modified foods, the courts will have no ability to stop the spread of the seeds and the crops they bear.

2.) 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. It's just another example of corporations bending Congress to their will, and it's one that could have dire risks for public health in America.

3.) Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the "Monsanto Protection Act" even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills. But the Center for Food Safety maintains that many Democrats in Congress were not even aware that the provision was in the legislation:

“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. “This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat Majority in the Senate.”

4.) The President did nothing to stop it, either. On Tuesday, Obama signed HR 933 while the rest of the nation was fixated on gay marriage, as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument concerning California's Proposition 8. But just because most of the nation and the media were paying attention to gay marriage doesn't mean that others were not doing their best to express their opposition to the "Monsanto Protection Act." In fact, more than 250,000 voters signed a petition opposing the provision. And Food Democracy Now protesters even took their fight straight to Obama, protesting in front of the White House against Section 735 of the bill. He signed it anyway.

5.) It sets a terrible precedent. Though it will only remain in effect for six months until the government finds another way to fund its operations, the message it sends is that corporations can get around consumer safety protections if they get Congress on their side. Furthermore, it sets a precedent that suggests that court challenges are a privilege, not a right.

“I think any time you tweak with the ability of the public to seek redress from the courts, you create a huge risk,” Seattle attorney Bill Marler -- who has represented victims of foodborne illness in successful lawsuits against corporations -- told the New York Daily News.

Thanks to nannee for the forward from: http://www.ibtimes.com



 

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum