This attempted coup in congress by Monsanto is significant if it passes, but there is still time to act. I signed a letter to three elected officials in my state. If you have interest in doing the same in your state, please click here. You may also learn more about this bill in my last post called Power Grab, Anyone?
If you’re new to the workings of Agribusiness Giant Monsanto (they are the biggest and baddest of a group of similar companies you may have heard of, DuPont, Dow, Bayer, etc.) be aware that this action is but one in a litany of similar actions the company has taken. Their goal is total world food domination. They want to own our seeds and hence, our food. Does it sound a little like science fiction? All you need to do is go to their website and read their company’s own timeline to see what they’ve been up to and what their goals are. Take special note of all the seed companies they’ve been gobbling up over the years. It’s all about seed manipulation and patenting. They want to own the intellectual property rights of seeds. They like to call themselves a sustainable multi-billion dollar agricultural company. (I posted a ten part documentary series called The World According to Monsanto at an earlier date in this blog. Each segment is about 10 minutes and is well worth the time. Part 1 appears in a post titled Time for More Information.)
Below is a brief description of the rider they are trying to sneak into a bigger bill.
STOP MONSANTO FROM PUTTING ITSELF ABOVE THE LAW
Monsanto wants Congress to pass a law that would allow new genetically engineered crops to be planted even when courts rule that the US Department of Agriculture has approved them illegally.