Monsanto Protection Act’: Obama bin Lying Signs Order That Protects Maker of Genetically Modified Crops<quoted text>
interesting point! Perhaps God is trying to tell them something?
HR 933 and signed by President Obama requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of genetically modified crops, Fox News reports.
The Monsanto Protection Act has been met by White House protests and no less than two petitions, including one by the group Food Democracy that has garnered more than 250,000 signatures over concerns that back-room deal was struck with food growers at the expense of Americans’ health.
Senator John Tester told Politico that the deal with Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds and crops,will only benefit big corporations.
“These provisions are giveaways, pure and simple, and will be a boon worth millions of dollars to a handful of the biggest corporations in this country,” he said.
The National Farmers Union, the American Civil Liberties Union, Stonyfield Farms and Nature’s Path also claim to oppose the rider, FN reports.
Critics are blasting President Obama and Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski in particular, claiming she allowed the rider to be included without conducting a proper hearing first.
Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said the situation is a “hidden backroom deal.”
“Sen. Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto,” he said.“This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat majority in the Senate.”
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