While the rest of the nation is distracted by violence aimed at the most innocent of our citizens, by fears of careening off a metaphoric fiscal cliff, by the frenzy of the holidays – Monsanto is quietly and adeptly slipping verbiage into two senate bills that will effectively give them green lights to plant genetically engineered (GMO) seeds wherever and whenever they wish. Government, environment, consumers be damned. Yep it’s true.
Here is a quote from the Millions Against Monsanto facebook page: Monsanto could get everything it wants for Christmas, unless we convince legislators this week to strip both the 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5973) and the Farm Bill of dangerous riders that would give the biotech industry unprecedented power and immunity from not only an already-weakened review process, but also from federal law. If this appalls you, you can sign letters to your representatives to stop these riders by following directions from the above site. Congress is back in session and while they hammer out the fiscal cliff deal, these sweeping riders slip through the cracks.
It is so wickedly clever. Monsanto knows what they’re doing.
Written by Julie Kay.