Thursday, October 17, 2013

Surprised? Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act


By: Anthony Gucciardi
It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection  Acthidden in the recently  passed and signedContinuing Resolution spending bill. How could a  major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask?
Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate  passed the bill containing the Protection Act, but the politician who actually  gave Monsanto the pen in order to write their very own legislation is no others  than Roy Blunt — a Republican  Senator from Missouri. As the latest IB  Times article reveals, the Missouri politicianworked with Monsanto  to write the Monsanto Protection Act. This was confirmed by a New York  news report I will get to shortly.
As you probably know I do not play the political clown game of left versus  right, and instead highlight corruption and wrongdoing wherever it is found — regardless of party affiliation. In the case of Senator Blunt, he admits to  colluding with Monsanto, a corporation that has literallybeen  caught running ‘slave-like’ working conditions in which workers are unable  to leave or eat (among many worse misdeeds).
This is one of the most blatant offenses against the citizens of the United  States I’ve seen in a long time. A population that Blunt swore to serve. It’s  not for the United States public at all, and it’s a serious matter that I don’t  think is properly understood. The passing of this bill into law means thatMonsanto 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).
This means crops that were approved and later found to damage the environment  or the public will be immune from United States government action.  Theoretically, one million studies could find that Monsanto’s latest creation  was causing a massive cancer wave and under this law Monsanto could continue to  peddle the crop to the public. The federal courts would (or will) be helpless to  stop Monsanto, effectively giving Monsanto power over the entire branch of the  United States government. Food Democracy Now, a major activist organization that  organized signatures to fight the Monsanto Protection Act, described the  rider:
“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.”
Sounds like a great idea, right?

Serving Corporations, Not People

Senator Roy Blunt and those who knowingly passed the Monsanto Protection Act  (including President Obama who signed it into law just last night) have chosen  to serve corporations over people. Ironic, really, as corporations legally are  people — a legal area commonly used to avoid real jail sentences for major CEOs  and executives who knowingly were involved with the deaths of consumers around  the world.
It’s sad, really. I read up on Senator Blunt, and he does seem to constantly  side with corporations over the public. Even on his Wikipedia  page one line reads that Blunt ”consistently sided with Big Oil and  other dirty polluters over a cleaner, more sustainable future.”I was even able  to find a quote by Blunt defending his decision to allow Monsanto to write its  own regulation through the Monsanto Protection Act. He told the NY Daily News in  defense of the Monsanto Protection Act and his relationship with the company in  writing the rider:
“What it says is if you plant a crop that is legal to plant when you plant  it, you get to harvest it.”
I think Blunt is confused over which ‘people’ he is serving. I created  this image to call Blunt out on his open decision to side with Monsanto over the  public:

You can contact Senator Blunt through his website  and let him know what you think about his decision to let Monsanto write its own  Protection Act. No longer can we sit idly by while corporate juggernauts like  Monsanto triumph over the people through swindling and deceit.Share  this article, the image, and publicly denounce all politicians willing to sell  their souls to Monsanto.

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