Who Wrote the “Monsanto Protection Act Rider” into HR 933, Section 735?

Smart Kitty says No GE Frankenfish for me please! Photo Cute Cat with Beautiful Green Eyes by epSos.de on flickr cc

Smart Kitty says No GE Frankenfish for me please! Photo Cute Cat with Beautiful Green Eyes by epSos.de on flickr cc

HR 933 is a bill to keep the government running. However, in legalese below you will see gobbledygook terms that may mean next to nothing on the surface. However, Monsanto got some people in Congress to enable them to have a free pass to make people, animals and our land sick without fear of a lawsuit!

This Cat wants Congress to protect her right to have safe non-GMO fish. She says repeal the "Monsanto Protection Racket" Rider in Section 735 of H.R. 933. Photo Credit: cat vs fish by ultimcodex on Flickr cc

This Cat wants Congress to protect her right to have safe non-GMO fish. She says repeal the “Monsanto Protection Racket” Rider in Section 735 of H.R. 933. Photo Credit: cat vs fish by ultimcodex on Flickr cc

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General Electric is also creating a Frankenfish according to the following news report. (Please note: Correction as of 4/4/2013:  General Electric is not creating the Frankenfish. A company named Aqua Bounty Technologies in Waltham, MA creates GE (genetically engineered) fish.)

Lab test of 6 of these genetically modified Frankenfish salmon have elevated levels of IGH-1 linked to breast, colon and prostate cancer. Tell FDA not to approve of this horrible fish!

Obama Signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act,’ Frankenfish heads to US market

Section 735: The Monsanto Protection Act hidden in legalese:

SEC. 735. In the event that a determination of non-regulated status made pursuant to section 411 of the Plant Protection ActH. R. 933—35 is or has been invalidated or vacated, the Secretary of Agriculture shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon request by a farmer, grower, farm operator, or producer, immediately grant temporary permit(s) or temporary deregulation in part, subject to necessary and appropriate conditions consistent with section 411(a) or 412(c) of the Plant Protection Act, which interim conditions shall authorize the movement, introduction, continued cultivation, commercialization and other specifically enumerated activities and requirements, including measures designed to mitigate or minimize potential adverse environmental effects, if any, relevant to the Secretary’s evaluation of the petition for non-regulated status, while ensuring that growers or other users are able to move, plant, cultivate, introduce into commerce and carry out other authorized activities in a timely manner: Provided, That all such conditions shall be applicable only for the interim period necessary for the Secretary to complete any required analyses or consultations related to the petition for non-regulated status: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority under section 411, 412 and 414 of the Plant Protection Act.

What? Can you believe this? the “Monsanto Protection Act” section 735 of H.R. 933 was passed by both Democrats & Republicans in the House and Senate. However, the big question is why Senate Appropriations Chairwoman, Barbara Mikulski (D – MD) allowed this Frankenstein Anti-democratic section 735 to be included in the Appropriations Bill? Why did President Obama who said everyone should be able to know if their food is genetically modified allow this to happen on his watch?

Follow the Money! Which politicians in Congress get big bucks from corporations like Monsanto to do their bidding? Let’s follow the money to find out who exactly are in the pocket of corporations like Monsanto and who are hired gofers for them.

Why Does Monsanto Have to Have a Sneaky Rider embedded in an Appropriations Bill Passed to Protect It from People Suing Them if People are Harmed from its GMOs? 

Republicans and Democrats are equally guilty for enabling Monsanto to create its genetically modified seeds and organisms without what appears to be any regulations, oversight or ability for possibly harmed parties to sue Monsanto or companies that produce GMO organisms!!! How the heck did this happen?

What Can Be Done to Reverse this Horrible Mistake of the Monsanto Protection Racket Rider in H.R. 933, Section 735 signed by President Obama?

It is time to call President Obama and every single Senator and Congressional representative to tell them to immediately create a bill to reverse Section 735 of H.R. 933. No corporation should be exempt from being sued for harming people. No corporation should be able to write its own laws to do anything it wants, even at the expense of our health and the health of living things through their sole efforts to protect their bottom line profits for their shareholders.

Share your comments on this issue. What do you think should be done to rectify this travesty to justice and protection for our food supply?

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One Response to Who Wrote the “Monsanto Protection Act Rider” into HR 933, Section 735?

  1. Virgil Beiler says:

    Since political scandals are all the rage and congress is more concerned with fixing Obama’s wagon than fixing the country, I think we should appoint a ‘Ken Starr’ of our own, to find out who paid what to whom to push this Section 735 of HR 933 (and other such bills) through congress to be made into law. We then need to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the (good) law. Ever since Debbya gave us, and the rest of the world the finger and got away with it, congressmen have been becoming more open about being self serving and less worried about serving the common good. Like Debbya, most of them have been getting away with it because so many of their constituents disrespect President Obama, too. I think it’s time we reversed this trend. We need to track down these creeps and hold them accountable.

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