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Surprised? Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection Act hidden in the recently passed and signed Continuing Resolution spending bill. How could a major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask?

Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate passed the bill containing the Protection Act, but the politician who actually gave Monsanto the pen in order to write their very own legislation is no others than Roy Blunt — a Republican Senator from Missouri. As the latest IB Times article reveals, the Missouri politician worked with Monsanto to write the Monsanto Protection Act. This was confirmed by a New York news report I will get to shortly.

As you probably know I do not play the political clown game of left verses right, and instead highlight corruption and wrongdoing wherever it is found — regardless of party affiliation. In the case of Senator Blunt, he admits to colluding with Monsanto, a corporation that has literally been caught running ‘slave-like’ working conditions in which workers are unable to leave or eat (among many worse misdeeds).

This is one of the most blatant offenses against the citizens of the United States I’ve seen in a long time. A population that Blunt swore to serve. It’s not for the United States public at all, and it’s a serious matter that I don’t think is properly understood. The passing of this bill into law means that Monsanto is now immune from federal courts regarding any suspension or action on their crops that have been deemed to be dangerous to the people (or the environment).

This means crops that were approved and later found to damage the environment or the public will be immune from United States government action. Theoretically, one million studies could find that Monsanto’s latest creation was causing a massive cancer wave and under this law Monsanto could continue to peddle the crop to the public. The federal courts would (or will) be helpless to stop Monsanto, effectively giving Monsanto power over the entire branch of the United States government. Food Democracy Now, a major activist organization that organized signatures to fight the Monsanto Protection Act, described the rider:

“The Monsanto Protection Act would force the USDA to allow continued planting of any GMO crop under court review, essentially giving backdoor approval for any new genetically engineered crops that could be potentially harmful to human health or the environment.”

Sounds like a great idea, right?

Serving Corporations, Not People

Senator Roy Blunt and those who knowingly passed the Monsanto Protection Act (including President Obama who signed it into law just last night) have chosen to serve corporations over people. Ironic, really, as corporations legally are people — a legal area commonly used to avoid real jail sentences for major CEOs and executives who knowingly were involved with the deaths of consumers around the world.

It’s sad, really. I read up on Senator Blunt, and he does seem to constantly side with corporations over the public. Even on his Wikipedia page one line reads that Blunt ”consistently sided with Big Oil and other dirty polluters over a cleaner, more sustainable future.”I was even able to find a quote by Blunt defending his decision to allow Monsanto to write its own regulation through the Monsanto Protection Act. He told the NY Daily News in defense of the Monsanto Protection Act and his relationship with the company in writing the rider:

“What it says is if you plant a crop that is legal to plant when you plant it, you get to harvest it.”

I think Blunt is confused over which ‘people’ he is serving. I created this image to call Blunt out on his open decision to side with Monsanto over the public:

royblunt Surprised? Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act

You can contact Senator Blunt through his website and let him know what you think about his decision to let Monsanto write its own Protection Act. No longer can we sit idly by while corporate juggernauts like Monsanto triumph over the people through swindling and deceit. Share this article, the image, and publicly denounce all politicians willing to sell their souls to Monsanto.



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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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I'm not surprised at all, Monsanto and the govt are in bed together.  It does disgust me that our politicians care so little about our health.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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 This is an outrage and should upset everyone, regardless of part affiliation.

ReadWriteLuv
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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It shouldn't surprise anyone. Think about who the biggest financial contributors are to candidates of both parties: Big Pharm. Its all a conspiracy. Food is unhealthy, makes us sick and/or obese, we have to go to the doctor who prescribes meds at ridiculously inflated prices, which generate huge profits for Big Pharm, who then give our elected officials more money in forms of "contributions" and bribes.

We're all pawns. All of us.


Quoting 4kidz916:

I'm not surprised at all, Monsanto and the govt are in bed together.  It does disgust me that our politicians care so little about our health.

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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I'm well aware of everything you just typed, that is exactly why it disgusts me.

Quoting ReadWriteLuv:

It shouldn't. Think about who the biggest financial contributors are to candidates of both parties: Big Pharm. Its all a conspiracy. Food is unhealthy, makes us sick and/or obese, we have to go to the doctor who prescribes meds at ridiculously inflated prices, which generate huge profits for Big Pharm, who then give our elected officials more money in forms of "contributions" and bribes.

We're all pawns. All of us.


Quoting 4kidz916:

I'm not surprised at all, Monsanto and the govt are in bed together.  It does disgust me that our politicians care so little about our health.


deadlights86
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Good point.

Quoting ReadWriteLuv:

It shouldn't. Think about who the biggest financial contributors are to candidates of both parties: Big Pharm. Its all a conspiracy. Food is unhealthy, makes us sick and/or obese, we have to go to the doctor who prescribes meds at ridiculously inflated prices, which generate huge profits for Big Pharm, who then give our elected officials more money in forms of "contributions" and bribes.

We're all pawns. All of us.


Quoting 4kidz916:

I'm not surprised at all, Monsanto and the govt are in bed together.  It does disgust me that our politicians care so little about our health.


ReadWriteLuv
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM
I'm sorry, what I meant to say is that it shouldn't surprise anyone.

Quoting 4kidz916:

I'm well aware of everything you just typed, that is exactly why it disgusts me.

Quoting ReadWriteLuv:

It shouldn't. Think about who the biggest financial contributors are to candidates of both parties: Big Pharm. Its all a conspiracy. Food is unhealthy, makes us sick and/or obese, we have to go to the doctor who prescribes meds at ridiculously inflated prices, which generate huge profits for Big Pharm, who then give our elected officials more money in forms of "contributions" and bribes.



We're all pawns. All of us.




Quoting 4kidz916:

I'm not surprised at all, Monsanto and the govt are in bed together.  It does disgust me that our politicians care so little about our health.


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happinessforyou
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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Does anyone really think that Corporate America DOES NOT run the U.S. Government???

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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 My husband and I were talking about this this morning.

Like Jakeandemmasmom said, we should all be outraged by this.

Shame on those who wrote it and shame on those who voted for it.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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 And is anyone remotely surprised that this happened now when the public is distracted by the gay marriage issue?

Gay marriage isn't a threat to anyone's family, but Monsanto sure is.

ETA:

I was just on FB and this meme popped up...Great minds. LOL

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Mar. 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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Does anyone else find it strange that this was signed into law smack dab in the middle of the SSM media firestorm?

IDK which side of the political line you fall on...This company has bought and paid for our congress, our SCOTUS, and every POTUS since Reagan was in office, and many of our local and state governments as well and we can't seem to stop them.

SMDH

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