"Monsanto Protection Act" Signed Into Law
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Email from Mike Adams:
"In an outrageous betrayal of all Americans, President Obama just signed the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" into law."
"This law gives Monsanto AUTHORITY OVER FEDERAL COURTS and allows it to plant experimental GMO crops even if they pose an extreme risk to human health and environmental health."
The Monsanto Protection Act is part of HR 933, the Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the govt running thru Sept.
Furor Growing Against Obama Over 'Monsanto Protection Act' - International Business Times
"The bill "effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future."
A Food Democracy Now petition states:
"With the Senate passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, biotech lobbyists are one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review."
"This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment."
This Monsanto Protection Act, says the Center for Food Safety, is "an unprecedented attack on U.S. judicial review of agency actions" and "a major violation of the separation of powers."
Here's another blog about this that I recommend: