Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Granting Monsanto Power Over US Govt

March 24, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More

Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society
Waking Times

In the typical slippery nature of Monsanto’s legislation-based actions, the biotech giant is now virtually guaranteed the ability to recklessly plant experimental GM crops without having to worry about the United States government and its subsequent courts. The Monsanto Protection Act buried deep within the budget resolution has passed the Senate, and now nothing short of a presidential veto will put an end to the ruling.

In case you’re not familiar, the Monsanto Protection Act is the name given to what’s known as a legislative rider that was inserted into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill. Using the deceptive title of Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto the immunity from federal courts pending the review of any GM crop that is thought to be dangerous. Under the section, courts would be helpless to stop Monsanto from continuing to plant GM crops that are thought even by the US government to be a danger to health or the environment.

Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Despite Outcry

It is a lobbyist-created recurring nuisance that has been squashed in previous legislation thanks to outcry from not only grassroots but major organizations. Last time we saw 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 come out against the Monsanto Protection Act from the 2012 Farm Bill.

This time, there was a swift resistance I thought might be enough, however sadly the Senate acted so quickly on this and almost entirely ignored the issue that it has now passed despite thousands of fans signing the old petition I linked to in my previous articles on the subject. The old petition by Food Democracy Now detailed the effects of the bill:

“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.”

That said, now a new petition exists telling Obama to veto the bill. The reality is that the bill is actually seen as a positive one by most politicians, which is where Monsanto lobbyists were so deceptive and slippery as to throw in their rider (the actual Monsanto Protection Act into the bill). This makes it very unappealing to veto the bill, but also we must remember that Obama actually promised to immediately label GMOs back in 2007 when running for President.

In case you don’t believe me, here’s the video:

Ushering In a New Era of Activism

The simple fact is that this bill will likely not be vetoed by Obama, and instead Monsanto will get what they wanted. That said, this ushers in an entirely new era of activism. Monsanto has decided to push the envelope in a way that is unprecedented, fighting the US federal courts. I expected to see almost immediate legal action taken that will certainly hit the headlines, leading to even more people to become aware of what’s really going on with this company and therefore their dinner.

Sometimes in order to truly have an intellectual revolution on a subject, the people need to see exactly what they are facing. With the truly blatant and downright arrogant Monsanto Protection Act, it’s now clearer than ever.

About the Author

1.thumbnail Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Granting Monsanto Power Over US GovtGoogle Plus Profile Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top health & political websites such as Reuters, Yahoo News, MSNBC, and Bloomberg. Anthony is also a founding member of Natural Attitude, a leading developer of super high quality spagyric formulations.

GMO Free Food Storage

Tags: , , , , , ,

Category: Activism, Agriculture, Business, Community, Earth, Environment, Food, Governance, Ideas, Law & Punishment, Media, Revolution, Society

Comments (14)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Joseph Annett says:

    Yeah… he’s promised alot of things.. how many has he produced?

    • Health Care Act, withdrawn from Iran, withdrawing from Afghanistan, better relations with foreign governments, not caving into GOP demands, reaching across the aisle for bipartisan support on many issues, Dream Act, etc etc. He’s actually fulfilled many of his ambitions promises. You may not like them, but he has.

  2. George Washington says:

    War is now our only path to Freedom. God protect the young and punish the wicked. I go now to fight for my country.

    • JeffM says:

      What country?

      You mean this chemtrail poisoned, food poisoned, mind-controlled wasteland? There’s nothing left to save — these scumbag federal politicians made sure of that.

      But that does not mean we can’t get a little payback. Let’s put these politicians on trial for treason, racketeering and a thousand other charges …. and let the chips fall where they may.

      This is so fubar – even Rand Paul voted for Monsanto. Not a single one of these politicians is worth saving.

  3. alex says:

    * Just think!…you too, can find your future niche in a corporate job ‘spit-polishing’ all the MON$ATAN CEO’s jack-boots… after the horrendous licking they get from the 500+ Ho’s on Capital Hill.

  4. mobius says:

    Who is the Senator that put this in?

  5. m says:

    Activism must include informing Monsanto/DuPont/Dow stockholders of the danger of Monsanto/Dupont/Dow foods

  6. Amerikagulag says:

    The time for revolution is upon us. Monsanto is Rothschild owned – so is the Federal Reserve, so is BP and Mobil/Exxon. Who are the real enemies?

  7. Zack says:

    Who was the whore Senator who slipped the Act into the bill to get it passed. Start naming names so these peoples children can be told there daddy isn’t a politician, he’s a whore, and visa versa, publicly humiliate this guy anytime he shows his face anywhere around his constituents. Until you hold em accountable, nothing will change!!!!!! ….then VOTE EM OUT

  8. Wildheart says:

    We must remember that the US “government” is really a corporation, all the “politicians” and “judges” in the government are really corporate employees, and that here is no saving the people from the system by traditional means. There are ways out – indeed, one huge one has already been taken care of – justice will be seen, and a new age will dawn. But please don’t waste time, or feed the dark your energy, by thinking you can change things for the better by playing the old rules. The corporation/banksters got rid of those rules more than 100 years ago. A new game is afoot – and it will be played.

    • Daniel Boone says:

      Redemption, UCC-1 and MAKE the government the debtor that it is, write off all debt to the IRS and the teasury. Your SSN WITHOUT the dashes is your account number, Accept for value and Return for discharge to the IRS and Secretary of the Treasury for settlement!!!!

  9. Marty says:

    A tree is known for its fruit. A good tree produces good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit so you will know them by their fruits.

    Monsanto assumes the role of god when it creates new life forms for patent and profit. And in doing so they bring disease and death to those who eat these foods and destruction to the environment and the God given gene pool. Monsanto is a bad tree and it produces bad fruit. The lake of fire is reserved for them.

    We have the best government money can buy. Our Congress kritters seem to be nothing but pimps for profit, purveyors of death and destruction. The lake of fire is reserved for them.

    The only way to stop Monsanto is pray that God will act. For it is written that if we ask anything according to the council of His will we have what we ask for. So, we must pray that God will stop Monsanto from destroying God’s earth and our health. Pray that Monsanto will have to pay restitution for the damage and destruction they have caused.

  10. Jam says:

    The powers that be support the Monsanto push to poison us all with genetically tampered frankenfood. Over 95% of American’s oppose GMO’s and support labeling. We need a more vocal uprising to stop the evil murderers for good. Monsanto also is responsible for sickening millions of people spraying agent orange on troops and civilians in Vietnam. For sheer stupidity, Monsanto’s ad on tv for Roundup is insulting, using this poison on one weed growing in the crack of a outdoor patio tile. A normal person would just pull the weed by hand. Chemicals have more rights than people.

Leave a Reply

Must Watch Videos

The Influence Vedic Philosophy Had On Nikola Tesla’s Idea Of Free Energy

The Influence Vedic Philosophy Had On Nikola Tesla’s Idea Of Free Energy

Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution
Waking Times

The Properties of Space

Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also … More

July 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Earth is Our Holy Land

Earth is Our Holy Land

Stephen Parato, Contributor
Waking Times

It’s become painfully obvious…

We’ve been getting played out for a long, long time; manipulated into the illusion of separation. We’re deviating from our essence of love, succumbing to fear, allowing ourselves to get dragged into senseless conflict and destroying our beautiful planet.

“Just look More

July 29, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
The Awakening – Clash of Civilizations

The Awakening – Clash of Civilizations

Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

Despite the furious efforts of the world’s Machiavellian destroyers, humanity is waking up. We’re seeing significant progress in exposing the ongoing brutal Gaza extermination, the mass revelation of chemtrails and other neo-scientific incursions, the disastrous effects of EMFs of every source, GMO food manipulation, … More

July 23, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?

Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?

Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk.

The fact is, large dairy farmers operating under the factory farm model simply cannot produce raw … More

July 23, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Toxic Hot Seat—What You Don’t Know About Flame Retardant Chemicals Can Hurt You

Toxic Hot Seat—What You Don’t Know About Flame Retardant Chemicals Can Hurt You

Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fear of fire is primal. No one wants to burn to death. This is undoubtedly why it’s so difficult to repeal laws relating to the use of fire retardant chemicals—even though experiments show they do not work… and worse, they’re actually exposing you to … More

July 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More

Activism Works

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times

In 1381, at a time of great repression for the British agricultural work force, an extraordinary people’s revolutionary named Wat Tyler sprang to his feet and announced, “England should be a nation of self governing communities,” to which he added, “ No lord shall exercise … More

July 28, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.

Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill … More

July 14, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site

A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Shannon Rainey lives in a house that was built on top of a Superfund site in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

“I bought my house when I was 25, and thirty years later, I still can’t get out,” she told DeSmogBlog.

Rainey’s … More

June 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

Michele Simon, EcoWatch
Waking Times

The East Coast has been getting most of the attention lately on the state by state effort to label genetically-engineered food. Vermont recently passed a bill and New York State’s bill is now moving. But let’s not forget about the western states, which are also … More

June 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything.

Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile … More

May 27, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More