I know that many people just want to know what the heck the “Monsanto Protection Act” is, so I am posting the main gist of it below taken from Connor Adams Sheets article on International Business Times. (Note: The Sheets article goes into greater detail than what I’m posting here.)
1.) The “Monsanto Protection Act” effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future. The advent of genetically modified seeds — which has been driven by the massive Monsanto Company — and their exploding use in farms across America came on fast and has proved a huge boon for Monsanto’s profits.
2.) The provision’s language was apparently written in collusion with Monsanto.
3.) Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the “Monsanto Protection Act” even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills.
4.) The President did nothing to stop it, either. On Tuesday, Obama signed HR 933 while the rest of the nation was fixated on gay marriage, as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument concerning California’s Proposition 8
Julie@Sleuth4Health says: I voted for Obama. I did. I sometimes wonder if presidents read every line of the bills they’re signing. I don’t know the answer to that question. I’ve certainly seen enough articles on the internet alleging that Obama is in Monsanto’s back pocket. I don’t know what to believe but I do find this latest news disconcerting and it does appear to be yet another sneaky back room deal by Monsanto.