Urgent: Stop The Monsanto Protection Act

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There’s a lot of attention lately given to the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ or the ‘biotech riders’ to the Farm Bill – riders that protect the biotech industry interests while putting our food supply, environment and democracy at risk. Now, with the “fiscal cliff” looming, Monsanto and biotech industry lobbyists have set their sites on the new spending time currently being debated in Congress and are desperately working behind the scenes to make it easier for their GMO crops to be approved. If these riders are not removed from the bill before voting, likely by the end of the year, Monsanto will gain a free pass for future GMO crop approvals.

This is because we recently found out that Monsanto lobbyists have succeeded in slipping Section 733, currently included in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agriculture Appropriations, into the latest omnibus appropriations spending bill that Congress must pass in the final days of the lame duck session. We must stop this back door tactic and tell our Congressional leaders that we want them to stand up for the best interests of the People and stop protecting Biotech Bullies.

This is an outrage and a sign of how desperate and maliscious Monsanto and the biotech industry really are.

Today we need you to make a call to your Representative and ask that they support a “Dear Colleague” letter from Congressman DeFazio (D-OR) to request that this “biotech rider” be dropped from any Omnibus Spending Bill.

Click here to make a call to Congress to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Every voice counts!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/735?t=3&akid=692.464345.ZYm9Em

According to reports from Congress:

the “biotech rider” would “weaken the ability of the [USDA] and the judicial branch to protect our nation’s agriculture sector.”

As Food Democracy Now! reported earlier, Section 733 is specifically intended to:

  • Prohibit federal courts from imposing reasonable restrictions when a GE crop approval is deemed unlawful and potentially hazardous;
  • Eliminate the critical roles of our most import environmental laws;
  • Remove federal agency discretion over GE crop approvals; and
  • Establish a backdoor approval mechanism for unlawfully approved GE crops

We need your help today to help stop the latest outrage from Monsanto and the biotech industry from undermining our basic democratic rights and slipping new GMO crops into our food system without proper testing and oversite.

Click here to make a call to Congress to Stop the Monsanto Protection Act today! Every voice counts!

Thanks for participating in food democracy,

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Wendy Blanks is an independent researcher, journalist and activist. She is the Founder of TruWire Productions, LLC., and the Owner/Chief Editor for The Sleuth Journal. She has done investigative research in multiple fields and has a passion for sharing true news on various topics such as government corruption, natural health, human rights, globalism and other important issues that plague our society. Thankfully, we live in the age of information and sharing knowledge has become easier than ever. She has a deep desire to expose the truth in propagated information that is spewed from corporate/mainstream media. True journalism has been dead for some time and it is her goal to revive it. The Sleuth Journal streamlines groups of like-minded individuals and organizations to create a massive knowledge base for a ‘conscious awakening’ of what is really going on in today’s oligarchy pyramid that we call ‘society’. So many people are zombies by media, television and other means of mass brainwashing and we need to reverse the effects and give people back their minds, and in return, their power and will to change and challenge the system. Like The Sleuth Journal on Facebook. Follow The Sleuth Journal on Twitter. Join The Sleuth Journal group on Linkedin. Be sure to visit Drone Patrol to view and report drone sightings.

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