STOP THE MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT IN THE SENATE RIGHT NOW!
There 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.
– I can’t believe I am even writing about this! While we are sleeping or fighting among the two parties, Monsanto is trying to get congress to pass the Monsanto Protection Act protecting their Frankenstein food from any resistance from the USDA or any federal protection agencies!
I dont think you understand what the passing of an act like this would do!
It gives Monsanto full immunity to do whatever they want and will not have to wait for federal approval as they have had to in the past!
The group Food Democracy Now has started a campaign on their own and is asking opponents of the bill to sign on with an amendment to the appropriations bill, the DeFazio Amendment, which would ensure that judicial oversight will continue to apply to GMOS.
The Farmer Assurance Provision, says the group, “strips the rights of federal courts to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during the legal appeals process.”
“The judicial review process is an essential element of US law and serves as a vital check on any Federal Agency decision that may negatively impact human health, the environment or livelihoods. Yet this provision seeks an end-run around such judicial review by preemptively deciding that industry can set its own conditions to continue to sell biotech seeds, even if a court may find them to have been wrongfully approved.”