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New ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government

Anthony Gucciardi
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March 14th, 2013
Updated 05/08/2014 at 5:31 pm
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monsantoprotectionact 322x201 New Monsanto Protection Act Gives Monsanto Power Over US GovernmentThere truly is no rest for the wicked, and Monsanto is at war once again against health conscious consumers with the latest ‘Monsanto Protection Act‘, managing to sneak wording into the latest Senate legislation that would give them blanket immunity from any USDA action regarding the potential dangers of their genetically modified creations while under review. The USDA would be unable to act against any and all new GMO crops that were suspected to be wreaking havoc on either human health or the environment.

It’s a legislative weapon that could be passed as early as next week if we don’t gather enough support to force our Senators to eliminate the section. It all started in the late hours of Monday night, when lobbyists working for the Monsanto-fronted biotechnology industry managed to slide a ‘rider’ (through the deceptively worded Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill that is currently on the table of the Senate.

A massive petition to stop what has been labeled as the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ has been launched by Food Democracy Now, detailing what could come if the legislation is signed into law within the coming days or weeks:

If approved, the Monsanto Protection Act would force the USDA to allow continued planting of any GMO crop under court review, essentially giving backdoor approval for any new genetically engineered crops that could be potentially harmful to human health or the environment.

Monsanto Protection Act Trumps US Government

Federal courts would be powerless to regulate the sale and even cultivation of illegal and dangerous GMO crops, succumbing instead to the power of the biotech industry and Monsanto. The same threat we faced last summer during the initial emergence of this act. During that time, we saw major groups assemble against the act, from national farm institutions to food safety titans. The Center for Food Safety, the National Family Farm Coalition, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Sierra Club, and the Union of Concerned Scientists all came together to speak out against the incognito bombshell slipped into the 2012 Farm Bill and the 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill.

And now Monsanto is back at it.

Thus, it is imperative that we peacefully kick Monsanto out of the Senate and back into the alleyways of Washington D.C., and let it be known that any politician who sides with Big Biotech will not be staying in the Senate for much longer.

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  • lothary

    Conservatives Laugh As Liberals Attack President Over Non-Existent ‘Monsanto Protection Act’
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/03/28/conservat

    • Teresa Ellis

      Why can't we just veto his butt right on out of there! And have them change a law that anyone who runs for the President Seat, 1 must be American 2. Must produce Birth Certificate 3. Follow our Constitution, the UNITED STATES way, or be able to get rid of them! He's not for us, he's for his country, and it wouldn't surprise me if he isn't planning on his country coming over here and taking total control of the United States, talk about terrorism!

  • Dan

    Our sovereignty from corporate control is eroded more every day. This is no different than if a foreign country were to invade us. These multinationals have not patriotism to this or any other country. They are nations unto themselves with profit at any human or eco cost their anthem.

  • http://www.organicbackyardbeekeeper.com Lauren

    Even with all the other stuff that's going on this Monsanto crap scares me the most.

  • Robert Schick

    Don't you know Monsanto are Scientist and are much smarter than us common foke, they need to be protected from anyone questioning what their superior knowledge has confirmed, how dare you question them. It's just like the drug companies, everyone knows there has never been a drug released for use that years later showed to be bad for us.
    Now shut up and finish your corn.

  • Dave

    Your article tells me NOTHING! What is the Senate bill number? Unless I can read the proposed legislation myself, I have to assume this is simply fear-mongering… I can assure you, there are LOTS of reasons to be afraid when you DO read the legislation our Senators and Representatives are proposing, but stories without citations are useless.

  • Lorraine

    We need the people to stick together to boycott all GMO foods, pesticides and herbicides. Many refuse to believe that in the long run it will cost them less. Apathy reigns supreme amongst average folk. Almost everyone I speak with about this and other similar things going on with their food, clothing, microwaves, plastic, etc., meets with some type of resistance. I can’t afford organic, but they don’t even want to hear that everything doesn’t need to be organic. I don’t have the time for this, when all it takes is rethinking how you shop which could be done on your commute. It’s a lie, the government wouldn’t let that happen…yeah, right. I am on the verge of giving up on people, yes, that includes my children, too. If anyone wants to listen, I’ll gladly talk and give out papers, but I am tired too of the resistance, especially when people say, Ahh, we’re all going to die anyway!! Cheers!

  • Lucas

    Is that the sign of our times ??? The model, american demokracy was simply sold for a huge money…
    The rights of single citizen are worthless when on the second scale is the interest of global cocncern
    like MONSANTO is… Everything's for sale ?! Even the people's health and live?
    Fight for your future Americans !

    Sincerely – Lucas (PL)

  • /ljuh

    Just the fact that the government would even consider such a law shows that they need to be replaced..

  • http://www.takeshiyashima.com takeshi yashima

    Simple: Obama and 535 elected officials in Congress were already bought by corporatism. 100 biggest economies in the world, America being the largest, 51 of them are corporations not even countries…

    Government as we know in our head is not the government. They are basically the preacher. Real power that to be are giant monopoly corporations like Monsanto, Arthur Daniels Midland, Haliburton, GE, Goldman Sachs. Those are the true ruler of this country and President Obama has no say about direction of the future economy…

  • mark

    Progressing towards disaster ! Not long now :(

  • sgurdog

    That’s the problem with the system, they let the industries write their own laws.

  • No mo

    Monsanto is making us "Moan tons"!

  • Debbie

    'We the People, By the People and for the People'……. We NEED TO STOP THIS!!! This is corruption, contamination and perhaps has already killed thousands of unsuspecting individuals with their products. It is a clever circle of EPA and FDA. You get sick…. 'Ask your Doctor'. As per a previous comment… they do their OWN studies and submit them to EPA. There should be follow up…. does not happen. $$$. When everyone from the Girl Scouts of America to local organics are submitting applications for the labeling of GMO's… this is when, What we consume here in the United States should come FIRST. Europe has banned the useage of this due to the honey bee. And now we are going to be plagued by genetically altered insects to protect genetically altered crops. What a crock of manure!!!!!

    • ant

      you have to limit their supply of unsuspecting individuals

  • Toby

    This can not be allowed to happen…We can change this. VOTE, And Vote with your money. Boycott all monsanto products,There main cashcow is Round-up.

    • Veronica

      Actually, the patent ran out on Roundup in 2000. The money comes from "roundup ready" seeds which are slowly losing their patents. This means that just like roundup, there will be many more generic options for farmers to purchase.

      It also means that Monsanto will be coming up with new cash cows. What they will be is only as terrifying as your worst nightmare. Since my nightmares can be quite horrifying, I am scared to think about it.

  • Sunny Soleil

    I hate Monsanto..so much so that I call them SoNotMan. However, I had to search hard and fast to find the full text of this bill which I believe isH.R. 933: Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephenNwhittle stephen whittle

    well what do you expect when from those that brought you agent orange now sprays your food ….
    country's around the world are banning gmo food yet the 1's in power with shares in these gmo company's are saying yea its safe, sure that was what they said about agent orange and that was a lie as was proved..
    but as above regarding mercury , they say mmr is safe yet 2 courtsin 2012 , 1in italy and 1 in usa ruled the mmr caused autism in 2 boys ….
    if they say safe.. then use your own judgement ;)

  • Cindy

    Why is Monsanto running this country?!

  • Jim S. Smith

    Yeah!

    What’s really tragic, “Free?”, is that MONSANTO had the gall to tell everyone that their products were “safe” because THEY said so, but no need in actually having their products evaluated nor tested for safety and efficacy! This WAS stated on their own corporate website, that is – until they quietly removed that page.

    - THE NERVE!

    Par for the course while we have “government” telling everyone that Mercury and Melamine is safe for children, while NOT so for our animals?!? Gee! Nice to know the human body is soooo terrific a machine that it can out-last anything that is toxic or deadly to everything else?!?!?

  • Jim S. Smith

    This is just more proof on WHO actually writes the laws in this country!

    Qui Bono???

  • Free?

    What else has to be revealed before People will wake up ?
    What new evil must be visited upon them that they will see ?
    How many genetic mutations are they willing to consume ?
    Is there a limit , Is there a line in the sand somewhere, anywhere ?
    Is the Federal Government beyond reproach, do they have edict ?
    Do our lives belong to us, or are we a human resource to be re-packaged or, even re-made ?
    If so, In who's image ? Monsanto's ?

    If you answered these questions honestly you will be very afraid for t he Future.

    And that leaves just one question…..What are we going to do about it ?

  • Theodora Kerry

    Just did some digging at the Food Democracy Now site and found the appropriate link to contact your Senator. Unfortunately, the link posted in this article was an old one targeting our Representatives last year. Here is the current link so you can write your Senators:
    http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_

  • Theodora Kerry

    While the article talks about this happening w/ a Senate bill, and that we need to contact our Senators, the petition is directed to a House bill, and the petition targets our Representatives. Which is it? It's important to contact the right folks since this is happening now. Please get the details right.

  • Matt

    I just don’t understand how anyone can think this is ok… It’s just very sad. :(

    • ant

      you will understand when you know not to eat any of it and those that do eat it are the poor and black and you do not eat poor people food ever and there are way to many poor on the planet any way

      • heythere

        What the fuck did you just say?

  • Jerry

    I wonder where they,Gov't reps, get their food.

    • Bernard

      Real good question.

    • John

      They buy organic.. generally.

  • BOB

    Shows you what the Gov't reps think of the american people over the corporations it is time to put spending and contribution blocks in place for reelection funding it is the only way to stop the lobbyists from controlling tour so called representatives in gov't…

    • phil

      frankenfood is annestnatising into frankengovernment….the green complexion is a mutating mold