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Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

Anthony Gucciardi
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March 27th, 2013
Updated 05/08/2014 at 12:04 pm
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obamamonsantoprotectionact 258x157 Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007President Obama has signed into law the notorious Monsanto Protection Act legislation hidden inside of the Continuing Resolution spending bill, which protects Monsanto and its genetically modified creations from federal courts.

Passing up the chance to veto the bill in favor of stopping Monsanto’s increasing monopoly on the food supply, Obama pushed the bill through into a law in a move that reminds us of his failed 2007 promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs upon his election.

Contained in the rider (Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) of HR 933, Monsanto is now even protected (at least under this law) from the United States government.

As I pointed out in a previous article, the Monsanto Protection Act’s success actually proves how corporations have more power than even the United States federal government. Monsanto’s lobbyists managed to slip the rider into the major bill, which — despite the rider — has virtually nothing to do with the topic.

This is a typical and routinely practiced move by lobbyists to insert an incognito line of legislation into a bill generally viewed as favorable overall. One that has proven to be effective for Monsanto.

2007 Promise to Label GMOs

The result is now major outcry against Obama for signing the bill into law and protecting the biotech juggernaut Monsanto. Many fail to remember, however, that Obama first decided to allow Monsanto to continue pulverizing the food supply and the health of the nation back in 2008 when he went back on his promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs. It was in 2007, during a campaign speech, that Obama first stated his support of non-GMO and GMO labeling activists, in which he promised to swiftly label GMOs.

You can see the video from our Youtube channel here:

For a brief period before the bill was passed by the Senate and now signed into law by Obama, both myself and many others in the alternative news community crusaded tirelessly to alert politicians and activists in order to stop the Protection Act from going through. Unfortunately, time was not on our side. The hasty vote by the Senate and the news blackout from the mainstream media were enough to break through the warnings of concerned activists (and people who just want real food). Now, however, renewed interest in the GMO labeling campaign and the fight against Monsanto brews.

With such a blatant and cocky act against the United States and its people, Monsanto has set itself up to fail. Let’s remind Obama of his promise to label GMOs he made many years ago.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007Google Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Laurie Conrad

    Best revolution: go vegan, eat whole foods and don’t give your money to the big corps. They can’t sell what we won’t buy. Opt out of the system. I did last year. I thought it would be hard but it was easy. We are conditioned to think we cannot survive without these companies hand feeding us. Feels good to prove that wrong.

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  • http://www.way2medicare.com/ karry methison

    Thank you Anthony for sharing these details with us.

  • syn

    the real trip for me… coming from my situation, is why would obama…no, HOW could obama, who has children of his own who will grow up eating all this crap DO THIS… he is signing all our death warrants..even his own children. dont believe gmos will slowly kill u? just wait. soon youll enjoy the existence ive been forced into.

  • syn

    im dying from unsolvable health ailments. gmos must have killed me. i wish there was a way i could pay back the world for doing this to me… fuck you monsanto. (hopefully someone will read this before it gets deleted)

    • sara

      so what happened?! I wanna know.

  • Laura

    One way to keep track of what matters are being considered by Secretary of Agriculture under Sec 735 is to submit monthly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Agriculture. You may submit FOIA requests to usdafoia@ocio.usda.gov or mail them to Dept,. of Agriculture, ATTN: Ray Payton, Room 408-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250-0706. You should request all documents related to requests submitted by farmers, growers, farm operators, or producers submitted under the provisions of Section 735 of H.R. 933 and all documents related to temporary permits or temporary deregulation decisions issued by the Secretary of Agriculture under the authority granted by Section 735 of HR 933. All FOIA requests must include a statement that the request is being made under the FOIA, refer to the documents you are seeking, and request a waiver of fees or make an offer to pay all fees associated with the cost of the production of the documents. See http://www.dm.usda.gov/foia/poc.htm the Dept of Agriculture FOIA website for more information on submitting a FOIA requests. By law you must get a response within 10 days. You may submit these requests for specified time periods, eg, "March 2013" or April 2013. You also need to include your contact information so they can provide you the information you requested – name, address, and phone number.

  • Tina Arrotti

    Barack doesn't care who he sickens, kills, humiliates – paying for votes and political contributions are his only agenda. God save America. Tina Arrotti

  • dogitydog

    From this point forward, any words that come out of Obama's mouth do not have any credibility. You are either a liar or not a liar. You can't have it both ways. A politician will tell you what you want to hear to get elected, no matter what it is. The sad part is, voters fall for it time after time without realizing that they are being taken for a ride.

  • John Coelho

    If we can abort babies in the womb and call anything but traditional loving marriages ok to to raise children we deserve Monsanto and Obama. John

  • tobey roots

    Almost every last USA corporation President has not been for the people, and if they have been for the people they are assassinated. People take back the power.

  • flabbergasted

    This is Borderline if not all out Treason against the American People.

    • dogitydog

      Borderline? He has crossed the line my friend.

  • wayne kennedy

    Monsanto who should best know the truth of GMO safety want to be immune to large scale "BP" type reparations ? be very afraid

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  • George

    I am no fan of Monsanto or Obama. But I have to wonder why I cannot find the text of the Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735 of HR933 in this article or the links in it or in the links in the links. If I can be trusted to read and understand this article, why can I not be trusted to read the original source????

  • Ann

    We need a revolution. There should have been rallies and demonstrations in Washington, before this bill was passed, but there was NOTHING!
    Americans are much too complacent!

  • sharon

    Canada & the USA are corporate-owned countries with a Prime Minister and President as puppets.
    Now what?
    Grow your own food; join co-operatives linking organic farms with cityfolk; think like a smart peasant, not an elite; make life-long trustworthy friends .

  • http://enrichstore.com Michael Gilbert

    The biggest disappointment in Obama yet. It just shows whether Democrat or Republican president is no longer commander-in-chief.

  • anon

    Correction:
    "Top 10 excuses for Obama signing the Monsanto Protection Act" – Wake Up, People.
    by Jon Rappoport

    rest of article found at:
    http://nomorefakenews.com/

  • anonymous

    Top 10 excuses for Obama signing the Monsanto Protection Act – Wake Up, People.
    by Jon Rappoport

    March 28, 2013

    Yes, he signed HR 993. It was a bill funding the federal government. There was a rider in it. A Monsanto and biotech rider.

    The gist of the rider is: a dangerous ghoulish GMO food crop can’t be stopped by a court order. That crop can still be grown, harvested, and sold in the US.

    Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it grand?

    250,000 people signed an emergency letter to Obama, telling him to send HR 993 back to Congress so the rider could be removed. He didn’t.

    Of course, there must be some mistake here, because we all know Obama is the radiant messiah. Right? He’s constantly assuring us “we’re all in this together.”

    He would never allow such a rider to pass through his hands and become law, because GMO food IS, in fact, dangerous to human health and is part of an overall plan to put the planet’s food supply into the hands of Monsanto.

    Therefore, Obama has excuses. He surely does.

    I propose the following ten. You can take your pick and thereby sustain your belief in his mission of bringing peace and love to the world. He’s not just another arch conman who scuttled into the White House. Of course not.

    He would never support Monsanto in its drive to patent life forms, own the food supply, drench the world in more pesticides, engineer RNA so it silences and activates genes in the body in random fashion, leading to incalculable consequences for the human race.

    He would never come down on the wrong side of the issue that could supersede all others in shaping the future of the human race.

    So pick your favorite excuse:

    * rest of article @ http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/top-

    ****

    (last half of article continued)
    This is an extraordinary parade. It, in fact, makes Barack Obama the most GMO-dedicated politician in America.

    You don’t attain that position through errors or oversights. Obama was, all along, a stealth operative on behalf of Monsanto, biotech, GMOs, and corporate control of the future of agriculture.

    From this perspective, Michelle Obama’s campaign for gardens and clean, organic, nutritious food is nothing more than a diversion, a cover story floated to obscure what her husband has actually been doing.

    Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.

    Obama was lying all along. He was, and he still is, Monsanto’s man in Washington.

    To those people who fight for GMO labeling, and against the decimation of the food supply and the destruction of human health, but still believe Obama is a beacon in bleak times.
    __

    Wake Up, People.

  • Rick

    they all go to skull and bones. . a frat that mocks human sacrifice

    • Pat Pace

      If I am not mistaken Obama isn't a member of that elite group, probably is the wrong color as well as other things. I know that Bush was a member.

      • F Mason

        Obama is NOT a member however both Bushes are.

  • George Maddux

    THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T RUN THIS COUNTRY–THE RICH ELITES DO AND THEY TELL OBAMA WHAT HE IS TO DO OR NOT TO DO..OTHERWISE UGLY THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO HIS DAUGHTERS AND WIFE..OBAMA IS RUNNING SCARED

  • anonymous

    "Monsanto is now immune from federal courts regarding any suspension or action on their crops that have been deemed to be dangerous to the people (or the environment)."

    If deemed dangerous to the people, that means they just implicated themselves of their crimes.
    Nullify this Unconstitiutional law at the state level.
    Get this back into the courts.

    Forced beyond free will and moral conscience to do Monsanto and their crimes – Burn their fields.
    Like India and Hungary.

    The Ban GMO Movement is just getting started.

    More on this article and a petition to Ban GMO's: http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/….

    Over 27 Countries Have Banned GMO's – Still think their safe?: http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com…See More

  • Anonymous

    “Monsanto is now immune from federal courts regarding any suspension or action on their crops that have been deemed to be dangerous to the people (or the environment).”

    If deemed dangerous to the people, that means they just implicated themselves of their crimes.
    Nullify this Unconstitiutional law at the state level.
    Get this back into the courts.

    Forced beyond free will and moral conscience to do Monsanto and their crimes – Burn their fields.
    Like India and Hungary.

    The Ban GMO Movement is just getting started.

    More on this article and a petition to Ban GMO’s: http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/

    Over 27 Countries Have Banned GMO’s – Still think their safe?: http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com…See More

  • Kathy

    Where is the link to Section 735, Farmer Assurance Provision rider? I'd like to read specifically what it contains.

    Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 933

    On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the President signed into law:

    H.R. 933, the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013," in which Divisions A through E provide fiscal year (FY) 2013 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2013, for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies; Division F provides for further continuing FY 2013 funding through September 30, 2013 for the remaining projects and activities of the Federal Government funded through discretionary appropriations not covered in Divisions A through E; and Division G includes across-the-board reductions for FY 2013 discretionary appropriations contained in Divisions A through F to assure compliance with the discretionary spending limits.

  • Asa

    How about we vote with our pocket books? Stop buying GMO food. Nothing requires you to eat anything Monsanto genetically makes (manipulates). They wouldn't be a giant if we didn't feed them millions of dollars.

    • Earthling

      Amen!

    • Marissa

      If it were labeled than we could differentiate what is and what is not GMO and stop buying it. Thats the problem.

    • Jon

      Good advice. Please tell us all how we can do what you suggest when GMO food is not clearly labeled. Do you have other advice that is equally as wise

      p.s. Many countries have stopped importing food product from the US because of the difficulty in identifying GMO product .

  • Glen

    Scott personal attacks are uncalled for and linn wilson is right. Neither candidate was a good choice and Bill asks the right question. Who introduced the bill? Blunt…a Republican. Don't get me wrong I supported neither of the 2 the incumbent liar or the Presumptive Nominee liar and I am not a democrat…….just saying. We need to work together or we all lose. What did Bush Cheny Clinton Bush do for this country?

  • scott

    i'm betting that you voted for this devil linn wilson!!!!!!!!!!!!! You,my friend are an idiot and now deserve everything this piece of scum we call a president throws at you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill

    Who introduced this bill?

  • linn wilson

    as if Romney would have been any better! no he would have been way worse! I'm very disappointed about this latest Monsanto victory–it only proves how much of a hold MonSATAN has on our government. They have all politicians under their power. USFDA is their lapdog, they dont protect consumers at all, instead they defend Monsanto & gmos. We just have to keep fighting, or just shut up and die. I say FIGHT! Be noisy as hell.

  • mary

    of course the media doesnt cover this!

  • sherry

    Unbelievable.

  • Robert

    I agree with user Ron Paul…the Majority of the American citizens voted for this communist because he’s black! No other reason! He’s probably not a U.S. citizen and so that constitutional amendment got botched when you liberals voted this idiot in office. I’m comparing him to Hitler, Stalen, and Muscellini! HE IS A COMMUNIST!!!! Point blank. I wouldn’t doubt it that most of our rights as Americans will be taken away by the time he’s out of office.

    I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I think they are far fetched. However, I go by the facts. Why would a president give fire power to a historically enemy country (Egypt)? Hmmm…something doesn’t sound right. Obama shows signs of a communistic dictator. The sad thing is that the American people voted him in because he’s black.

    • Anonymous

      You are missing the point.

    • flabbergasted

      Robert you are almost there you just have to let go of the labels of division. ie. black/white, liberal/conservative, left/right, republican/democrat, christian/muslim etc. those things don't matter because we are all in the same leaky boat it's filling with water and while we are fighting amongst ourselves over a Cork or Buckets. The boat is Sinking. We need to put a cork in it and start scooping together.

    • Cindy

      Neither Hitler nor Mussolini were communists. As Americans, we've been taught that communism is bad, because the wealthy folks who control our media are afraid of having their wealth expropriated. It's really that simple.

  • Frank

    Proves Obama is in Monsatntos pocket. I am surprised The oil companies didnt buy him so they would never be held responsible for oil spills!

  • dogitydog

    If you have'nt waken up by now, then you never will. It does not get any more obvious that our government does not have our best interest in mind. This is just one more of the countless actions by our government that is a direct attack against it's own citizens with blatant disregard for our well being. A government whos actions result in harming the citizens that support and sustain it, has become obsolete. It resembles a criminal organization more than it resembles an institution of service to it's citizens anymore. Unfortunately, they have already succeeded in dumbing down most of the sheeple and turning them into zombies. Can't wait to see what is in store for us next.

    • Rita

      I like that – Sheeple. I can hardly wait myself to see the next pile of shit that awaits us.

  • Jon

    Do you have a link to the rider itself? Or a copy of it that you could post? I fully believe you and have shared this post, but I would like to read it for myself.

    • Sister Green

      Sec. 735. In the event that a determination of non-regulated status made pursuant to section 411 of the Plant Protection Act is or has been invalidated or vacated, the Secretary of Agriculture shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon request by a farmer, grower, farm operator, or producer, immediately grant temporary permit(s) or temporary deregulation in part, subject to necessary and appropriate conditions consistent with section 411(a) or 412(c) of the Plant Protection Act, which interim conditions shall authorize the movement, introduction, continued cultivation, commercialization and other specifically enumerated activities and requirements, including measures designed to mitigate or minimize potential adverse environmental effects, if any, relevant to the Secretary’s evaluation of the petition for non-regulated status, while ensuring that growers or other users are able to move, plant, cultivate, introduce into commerce and carry out other authorized activities in a timely manner: Provided, That all such conditions shall be applicable only for the interim period necessary for the Secretary to complete any required analyses or consultations related to the petition for non-regulated status: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority under section 411, 412 and 414 of the Plant Protection Act.

  • cherbear

    Did you really think he was any different?

  • starka

    fuck Obama devil that he is. people are keep supporting him. canada aint any bettr either. fuck Harper too! ur right there is no govt all bunch of useless bullshit. in so mad right now excuse my french.

    • Rita

      I say Fuck Obama, as well. He is a lying snake that has been hanging out with the likes of Reverend Wright from Illinois, hugging Al Sharpton, killing the United States of America and favoring the Muslim population. I am not a racist, but I do believe that he should be more concerned with All Americans. Let us not forget September 11, 2013, when 4 Americans were murdered and our Government just kept on sleeping at the wheel.

      • mgh

        Wow! am I missing something, cause my calendar has yet to get to Sept 11, 2013!!!

  • JJ1987

    Thank you Anthony for covering this.

  • fefe

    this is bigger than we could even understand. There are hands in there that we dont know and a reason we will never know. Politics are all revolved around money. That sad thing is Obama had no idea what this position would entail in 2007. Something is not making sense because we dont know everything thats going on.

    • Andrea W.

      completely agree.

    • Pete

      Man that's an excellent explanation.

    • June Ramsey

      Honey,did you just wake up…we have no clue what all obama has done behind closed doors…and most likely never know untill it is to late….but history will not be good to him!!!

  • memyselfandI

    There is no government , only corporations, USA inc., Canada inc., do your research….

    • Papa J

      thank you. jesus christ, people, read The Jungle. You will understand how your government, politics, and corporations work.

      You are being fooled, and worse you defending these criminals while they rob you of your health and your life.

  • Doug

    This is horrible, shows the true colors of Obama…

    • Ron Paul

      you stupid and ignorant country voted for him. Shame on you for not taking charge of your country

      • Susan Louise

        Sadly, you are right :(

      • Andrea W.

        Do you really think Willard Romney would have done us any better? What a riot!!!!

        • David

          Yes, least us forget that, as a free country, we don't HAVE to play into two-party politics. There was a third party, the Libertarian Party.

          • Sharon

            Well, I don't think that "lobbyists" slipped in at the house level. I guess it would have to be congress representatives. Now, who would that be?

    • Jamie

      Doug, I'm with you, but we are dealing with Menatlly Ill Hypnotized people in a trance. Be aware Obama uses NLP on people. This man spews nothing but lies, but it all bounces of his supporters. His supporters can't name you one bill this joker has signed besides Obamacare and Obamaphones, which he's not even responsible for the phones. WE are dealing with sick people.

    • billy

      Black! lol