Monsanto Protection Act - Defeating the Judicial System

On 26th March 2013 - President Barack Obama from the Genetically Modified Land of Liberty signed the H.R. 933 bill containing Monsanto Protection Act into law, stripping down the spirit of the Judicial System and the health of perhaps half of the world who is blindly being fed these dangerously modified foods.

In the past, legal advocates have successfully won in court the right to halt the sale and planting of unapproved GMO crops while the safety of those crops was under review by a federal judge. The “farmer assurance provision” however, currently included in the FY2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill, strips the rights of federal courts to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during the legal appeals process, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future.

This protection is very important to the handful of companies who's lobbyists had worked diligently (in their backroom dealing) with Whitehouse Senators to slip this rider without appropriate review by the Agriculture or the Judiciary Committees. What even more surprising are the reports that the piece was unknown to most Democrats (who hold the majority in the Senate) prior to its approval as part of HR 993, as to avoid a federal government shutdown. As reported by the Washington Times, the provision’s success is viewed by many as a victory by companies like Syngenta Corp, Cargill, Monsanto and affiliated PACs that have donated $7.5 million to members of Congress since 2009, and $372,000 to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Passing of this bill is an important point in history to be marked as how corporate giants have such power over their 'diapered governments' that they can safeguard their immunity from even the judicial review process which is supposed to be an essential element of U.S law and serves as a vital check on any Federal Agency decision that may negatively impact human health, the environment or livelihoods.

Since the passing of the act, some good citizens have signed petitions opposing the provision. If you are a responsible American who understands the severity of this topic, I urge you to do the same.