Monsanto Protection Act signed into law by Barack Obama
President Barack Obama has signed the so-called Monsanto Protection Act bill into law.
The bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.
Buried 78 pages within the bill exists a provision that grossly protects biotech corporations such as the California-based Monsanto Company from litigation.
With Barack Obama’s signature, agriculture giants that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds are given the go-ahead to continue to plant and sell man-made crops, even as questions remain largely unanswered about the health risks these types of products pose to consumers.
In light of approval from the House and Senate, more than 250,000 people signed a petition asking President Barack Obama to veto the spending bill over the biotech rider tacked on, an item that has since been widely referred to as the Monsanto Protection Act.