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Old 03-28-2013, 11:49 PM  
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Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

President Obama has signed into law the notorious Monsanto Protection Act legislation hidden inside of the Continuing Resolution spending bill, which protects Monsanto and its genetically modified creations from federal courts.

by Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety.com
March 28, 2013

Passing up the chance to veto the bill in favor of stopping Monsanto’s increasing monopoly on the food supply, Obama pushed the bill through into a law in a move that reminds us of his failed 2007 promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs upon his election.

Contained in the rider (Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) of HR 933, Monsanto is now even protected (at least under this law) from the United States government.

As I pointed out in a previous article, the Monsanto Protection Act’s success actually proves how corporations have more power than even the United States federal government. Monsanto’s lobbyists managed to slip the rider into the major bill, which — despite the rider — has virtually nothing to do with the topic.

This is a typical and routinely practiced move by lobbyists to insert an incognito line of legislation into a bill generally viewed as favorable overall. One that has proven to be effective for Monsanto.


2007 Promise to Label GMOs

The result is now major outcry against Obama for signing the bill into law and protecting the biotech juggernaut Monsanto. Many fail to remember, however, that Obama first decided to allow Monsanto to continue pulverizing the food supply and the health of the nation back in 2008 when he went back on his promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs. It was in 2007, during a campaign speech, that Obama first stated his support of non-GMO and GMO labeling activists, in which he promised to swiftly label GMOs.


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For a brief period before the bill was passed by the Senate and now signed into law by Obama, both myself and many others in the alternative news community crusaded tirelessly to alert politicians and activists in order to stop the Protection Act from going through. Unfortunately, time was not on our side. The hasty vote by the Senate and the news blackout from the mainstream media were enough to break through the warnings of concerned activists (and people who just want real food). Now, however, renewed interest in the GMO labeling campaign and the fight against Monsanto brews.

With such a blatant and cocky act against the United States and its people, Monsanto has set itself up to fail. Let’s remind Obama of his promise to label GMOs he made many years ago.

http://intellihub.com/2013/03/28/oba...ing-in-2007-2/
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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Regarding GMOs. People are very fearful of GMOs for the most part. And a small bit of that is certainly justified. But we've been using GMOs for decades now. The higher yields, resistances, reduced insecticide usage, etc. have actually saved millions of lives already in poorly developed countries. Many poorer nations are already very dependent on the benefits these GMOs provide. And with the ever rising population of the world, that dependence is going to keep increasing. GMOs will likely play a big part in managing to feed our future population.
We have not been using them for decades. This started in the 1990s and we're being used as guinea pigs.

They have not saved millions of lives. In fact it has not delivered any sizeable gain in food production for the world, most of which has still been done by traditional methods per my reading. The world can still be fed without GMO products. This type of propaganda is from Monsanto and vested interests.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #17
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I'm not a big fan of Monsanto at all. And I do think they overstepped their bounds with some of this. But at the same time, there was a lot of good things in this bill as well.

I would like to point out that also included in this bill is:

• Money to pay for food inspectors who would have been furloughed because of budget cuts required under the Budget Control Act.
• Increase in funding for the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order that every low income person at nutritional risk can be served by this program.
• Prevented the ending of the Conservation Stewardship Program, which rewards famers and ranchers for engaging in practices that are environmental beneficial.

So it wasn't all bad. The litigation and regulation aspects sound sneaky and evil. But with everything in the government, you have to take quite a bit of bad with whatever good they actually manage.

Regarding GMOs. People are very fearful of GMOs for the most part. And a small bit of that is certainly justified. But we've been using GMOs for decades now. The higher yields, resistances, reduced insecticide usage, etc. have actually saved millions of lives already in poorly developed countries. Many poorer nations are already very dependent on the benefits these GMOs provide. And with the ever rising population of the world, that dependence is going to keep increasing. GMOs will likely play a big part in managing to feed our future population.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #18
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Monsanto is connected to govt power:

The revolving door between Monsanto and powerful positions in US government regulating agencies is epitomized:

Here are some career moves of just a few top Monsanto execs in recent years:
Donald Rumsfeld: CEO of Searle; Sec. Defense
Wm Ruckelhaus: CEO of Monsanto; FDA
Michael Freidman: EPA
Linda Fisher: EPA Deputy Minister
Jack Watson: White House chief of staff
Clarence Thomas: US Supreme Court
Mickey Kantor: Secretary of Commerce
Anne Veneman: Secretary of Agriculture
Margaret Miller: Deputy Director FDA
Below we will see Michael Taylor, formerly one of Monsanto’s top lawyers and his role in preventing GM foods from ever being labelled. Taylor was also responsible for any risk assessment data in soybeans or any other GM experiment to be protected from the FDA by a nondisclosure clause protecting Monsanto’s proprietary intellectual property. That’s lawyer talk for a virtual license to poison the general public.
So much for the FDA being set up to protect the public!

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/gmo/g...d-foods-alert/
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:35 AM   #19
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Which makes him a fascist, on this anyway, by protecting markets ...'er giving them markets.
But fascism is the sister of socialism/communism sharing six of its planks.
You still don't understand what fascism or socialism are.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #20
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You still don't understand what fascism or socialism are.

Nope. I studied them, Fascism is an economic system—not just racial. It doesn't even need the racial aspects to recognize the economic aspects.

Control of the major means of production (which includes you and I) can be done via too many regulations, the tax code and protection of industry in a fascism whereas direct public ownership is the socialist model. Fascism shares 6 planks of the communist manifesto written by Marx.

Now quit hijacking.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #21
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So, by ignoring everything but the economic planks, which are also (ironically) substantially different from socialism (hence the US's support of Franco and Nazi Germany in the Spanish Civil War, BTW) we see commonalities?

Gee, what could you possibly be leaving out there?

They aren't sister ideologies, their antipodal, and anyone with even a sliver of knowledge of political science is well aware of that.

It's not a hijack when you point out stupid, irrelevant, and ignorant points. They deserve to be discredited because they lower the tone of the discourse.

The US was a mixed economy for most of the 20th century. It didn't make the US analogous to the Soviet Union. That's the claim you're making with the Fascism-Socialism conflation.
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No hijacking. I just briefly digressed to answer you once.
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FWIW, you can trace most of this back to Diamond v. Chakrabarty, another monumental SCOTUS ****up.
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This whole thing pisses me off. ****ing insane.

They have free reign to make as much Frankenfood as possible with zero potential for litigation, if they **** up?
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We have a right to know what is in our food and if it was genetically mutated.

You are a billion $ company and you give some money to politicians they just slip this into a bill and no one knows until its too late. Or they have to blow up the whole bill and start again.

Billion $ companies and politicians screwing the consumer. I know it happens daily. But, this type of brazen ****ing the consumer in the wallet to grab more corporate profits pisses me off.
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I would like to point out that also included in this bill is:

• Money to pay for food inspectors who would have been furloughed because of budget cuts required under the Budget Control Act.
• Increase in funding for the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order that every low income person at nutritional risk can be served by this program.
• Prevented the ending of the Conservation Stewardship Program, which rewards famers and ranchers for engaging in practices that are environmental beneficial.

So it wasn't all bad.
The people in power knew what was in the bill. The Republicans said we need a favor for our Billionaire benefactors. The Dems said well then we need some stuff we need for our benefactors.

Seems on the surface to be compromise, you give and we give politics. Which is what we need more of in Washington. But the Monsanto deal really pisses me off.
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meanwhile the workers at monsanto don't eat their own food they produce......i find that hilarious. They eat whole organic food, not the mad scientist garbage they create.
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We have not been using them for decades. This started in the 1990s and we're being used as guinea pigs.

They have not saved millions of lives. In fact it has not delivered any sizeable gain in food production for the world, most of which has still been done by traditional methods per my reading. The world can still be fed without GMO products. This type of propaganda is from Monsanto and vested interests.

As usual, you have no clue what you're talking about. We have absolutely been using GMOs for decades. Any product you buy that has high fructose corn syrup comes from GMO corn. Two of the enzymes used to make HFCS, alpha-amylase and glucose-isomerase, are genetically modified to make them more stable. GMO corn is cheaper and produces far more yield, so it's the perfect choice for HFCS. Good luck finding food at your supermarket that doesn't contain HFCS.

GMOs have already had a dramatic effect on many countries in the world. The Hawaiian papaya industry would be completely gone today, were it not for GMO improvements.

Read: http://www.truthabouttrade.org/2012/...n-for-america/

Another really good example is the Casava in Africa. It's a major food staple in Africa, but the plant isn't very nutritional. We've already seen incredible results with making GMO Casava to provide the essential nutrients needed to make a huge difference in malnutrition in Africa.

Read: http://www.modernghana.com/news/4240...n-gm-cass.html

GMOs are in everything, and they have been for a long time. And that's going to keep increasing.
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meanwhile the workers at monsanto don't eat their own food they produce......i find that hilarious. They eat whole organic food, not the mad scientist garbage they create.
That is complete nonsense.
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