(EX)Food, shelter, and clothing are often considered the three basic needs by humans and the actions by President Obama on Tuesday have now left millions of Americans across the land in shock as the very first tenet has been horrifically jeopardized by his signing the Monsanto Protection Act into law (H.R. 933) as mentioned on the Facebook page for Food Democracy Now.
For those that are new to this situation, 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, Section 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto 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 GMO crops that are thought — even by the US government — to be a danger to human health or our cherised environment.
There is certain to be almost immediate legal action from multiple fronts which will hit the mainstream media headlines. For the first time in decades, Americans will have to give serious consideration to the food supply they are consuming from and hopefully begin a brave new moment in grassroots activism.
The drastic results of Monsanto’s legislation-based actions is that the biotech giant is now essentially guaranteed the ability to wantonly plant experimental GMO crops without any concern of the United States government or subsequent courts; the Monsanto Protection Act was buried within the recent budget resolution.
Monsanto is a publicly traded company (NYSE: MON) and often concerned citizens will invest in a single share of stock as a way of ensuring they are on the front lines of finding out information which is privy to stockholders or to allow them into the annual stockholders meetings.
Organizations such as Food Democracy Now and Natural News are striving to ensure concerned citizens are kept up to date on this fresh, new battle to protect the most basic of our human rights for authentic and natural wholesome foods without any type of genetic modifications.