Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act, Get Ready for A Riot


We just got word that despite past promises to promote GMO transparency, Obama signed HR 933, which contains the Monsanto Protection Act, into law. According to The Austin Chronicle, the measure protects genetically modified seeds from litigation by “allowing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to override judicial rulings and grant temporary permits for conventional farmers to plant and grow genetically modified crops while pending review.” Hence the “Monsanto Protection Act,” a name given by activists against biotech giants avoiding GMO labeling.

After Obama signed HR 933, and thus the provision, into law on Tuesday,  many have argued that the biotech rider was purposefully slipped in as the larger bill progressed and thus, wasn’t given proper review by Judiciary Committees.

Prior to the measure, courts had the ability to suspend the farming of GMO crops in the face of health or environmental risks. “It sets a terrible precedent,”  stated the International Business Times. “Though it will only remain in effect for six months until the government finds another way to fund its operations, the message it sends is that corporations can get around consumer safety protections if they get Congress on their side. Furthermore, it sets a precedent that suggests that court challenges are a privilege, not a right.”

It seems as if the pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who have since signed a petition asking the president to veto the measure, may fall of on deaf ears.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jperilloux John Perilloux

    So why does Congress get the blame and Obama gets a free pass as usual? He could have vetoed it, but I suppose there were some large Democrat contributors to consider.

    • joe

      Congress gets the blame because they wrote the bill. should POTUS veto a huge spending bill to eliminate a few lines on GM crops? If we have to give a 6mo pass to monsanto so we can fund food inspections, so be it.

      • Sean Krause


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chanel-Hilliard/1550138019 Chanel Hilliard

    It was slipped into the bill that was signed to stop the government shutdown. Now pick the lesser of the two evils It was Republican support. Just as they have always done, to get what is required they have to slip something in to get their votes or shutdown would have happened

  • Anonymous

    Nothing will happen, most people are sound asleep.

  • http://twitter.com/thrushjz Dave Thrush

    Obama’s head of FDA is from Monsanto….He promised to shut these revolving doors to corporations but again, it was a lie…good job liberals once again. http://petovera.com/professional-web-design-blog/2012/01/monsanto-exec-heads-fda-and-the-obama-administrations-revolving-door-politics/

    • Anonymous

      Liberals, right. See how many presidents from both sides have had the revolving door agenda. Corporate America and Wall Street run this country, and the stooges in the 3 branches of government are perfectly happy with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.roberson Deb Roberson

    All I want is for labelling on GMO products. If they are safe as claimed – what’s the harm? People might choose non-GMO alternatives? Oh My!! We can’t actually give Americans a CHOICE!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Htes-A-Nilley/100000962621374 Htes A Nilley

      Sad.. They shouldn’t even exist with the studies and responses by experts. :’(

    • Anonymous

      GMO are not safe. The cause giant tumors is mice and rats. Monsantan is a monster.

  • Seb

    It’s money… In the beginning goals were clear (eg put protein in rice for malnutritioned kids in India, Africa, etc) but now it is sloppy… They want an easier business and it’s gone too far.

  • Alan Cannon

    How can anyone in their right mind sign something like that in to law I hate to think what might be next .

    • http://www.facebook.com/jperilloux John Perilloux

      Why are you surprised? They passed into law Obama’s ruinous health care proposals without ever reading what they were passing.

  • Chad Baker

    Do you think the sheeple will revolt? Not likely.

  • Rob Rowley

    Liberals have GMO and conservatives have climate change to scare the sheeple. Both are anti-science. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/09/are_gmo_foods_safe_opponents_are_skewing_the_science_to_scare_people_.html

    • http://www.facebook.com/AKA.weenie Christi Blodgett Riedel

      I love that you posted a slanted “article,” and I use the term loosely, as some sort of indisputable evidence. Maybe next time use a reputable source, and your comment may resonate with those who are on the fence or toward the “middle of the road.”

      • Rob Rowley

        Of course I could cite the March 15, 2013, editorial from the less than “reputable source” New York Times that “but there is no reliable evidence that genetically modified foods now on the market pose any risk to consumers.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/opinion/why-label-genetically-engineered-food.html?_r=1&

        • consumer

          Of course there will be risks! Because, now, instead of the pesticides being on the outside of the vegetables, (so that we can wash them off), they have been modified to grow with the pesticides in the vegetables, so we have no choice but to ingest it.

      • Rob Rowley

        Of course I could cite the March 15, 2013, editorial from the less than “reputable source” New York Times that “but there is no reliable evidence that genetically modified foods now on the market pose any risk to consumers.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/opinion/why-label-genetically-engineered-food.html?_r=1&

  • Anonymous

    Obama has let the American people down since the day he took office. It’s been nothing but lies, lies and more lies. He is a duplicitous sociopath and a disgrace to our country.

  • Anonymous

    Just in case you haven’t noticed yet, the government of the U.S is under complete control of the elite, Obama is nothing more than a puppet doing what he is told to do–They control everything, the left is one foot and the right is the other foot—The elite move both of them forward one step at a time to crush America—-Get ready for the NWO!

    • http://www.facebook.com/krajotte1 Keith Rajotte

      We have to stop this NWO some how its Bullshit!!!

  • http://twitter.com/gmo917 Occupy Monsanto

    Riot? No. But we are having an “Eat-In” on April 8 at the FDA building in College Park, MD to demand Monsanto’s toxic technology be properly labeled http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Htes-A-Nilley/100000962621374 Htes A Nilley

    Fuckin’ faggott…..(not in a Homosexual way).
    Yeah, welcome to Cancer increase, Obesity, greed, more animals dying, etc. Just wait… :’( SMFH. HE GOT YA. Most people hardly even know WTF Monsato is. -_____________-

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Htes-A-Nilley/100000962621374 Htes A Nilley

    :’( SMFH… nObama O-B**B-A blames Congress and lies about shit while declaring shit and passing ruling on his own; Dictator. Fuckin’ cowardly puppet. I’m glad I never approved of this man from the beg., WAY SMARTER THAN THAT. 0.o ;P…….-_-


  • StopThe Madness!

    If another country poisoned us, we would declare war!!!


  • Anonymous

    I don’t know much about the President signing in bills. What’s the significance of it? Congress passed it, with more Republicans voting aye.

    Can a president vito a bill? What happens next; it goes back through congress?

  • Infowars

    GMO will increase their healthcare tyranny in the future. Keep everyone sick the govt will have a cure for u. Fn sickos running this country.

  • mike.k

    Yet another “law” that the lawmakers do not have the power to create, no more than they can legislate gravity. Hey judicial branch, the legislature just told the administration that they are allowed to ignore you! You have equal power to them, strike down this monster bill.

  • Anonymous

    More tyranny from our criminal government. They all eat organic.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GFFJG5246RGG7VEUYXJX6GHQTI Matt

    And all he had to do was chant “Hope” and “Change” to get you moron’s vote.

  • Justice Thinks

    It will come back to haunt them!
    Disgraceful, studies show tumors have grown in rats from GMO
    foods, and the government allows this,… why? I guess they are
    getting a lot richer and their hands are being buttered by the big
    businesses. Who in the administration cares for the people and
    the health of our children. To think of the audacity, even as
    Michelle Obama goes around jumping children about to get them
    healthy, lose weight by trying to put carrot sticks on the menu?
    Gmo’s cause obesity it is well thought. If these people in our
    Govt. and congress really cared and not about their pocketbooks or
    power, this would not be allowed until further testing was done on
    these crops that are injected with round up. But oh no they don’t
    have to worry they are richer now and eat only organics! Go
    figure! HYPOCRISY to its fullest! England’s asthma rate went up
    50% with the introduction of GMO crops, now they do not want GMOs
    either. England and other European countries have items labeled
    so at least people can choose for themselves what they eat. But
    not in the good old USA no, no labeling just in case the stuff is
    really bad for you! The funny think is Obama rallied for labeling
    in 2007 now he is bowing to Monsanto, I guess money Talks and BS
    walks. Everyone has a price tag? What happened to our moral
    compass? Well what goes around comes around as the saying goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.stahlshopsky Patricia Stahl-Shopsky

    So all you gay marriage advocates, you got used so bama could push another big guv and socialist agenda. He doesn’t give a rat’s behind for “gay marriage” it was just another smokescreen so he could push his agenda.

  • http://twitter.com/JonasPolsky Jonas Polsky

    Unless I’m mistaken, the point of this is to allow farmers to grow previously “patented” seeds, and stops Monsanto from stopping them.

    As an example, a GMO could be “corn seed that needs less water” Monsanto could litigate against.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rudy.miles Rudy Miles

    WHAT was Obama thinking (or not thinking)!

  • http://twitter.com/lebatistin Batistin
  • http://www.undy-a-hundy.com/ stuohque

    Label it ‘bama. I know Monsanto helped put you back into office but, seriously… You can’t be elected to a third term. Do the right thing.

  • Brenda Flemmons

    Obama misled everyone – Michelle is out touting growing our own foods and eating healthier and having healthier lunch programs – which I have always applauded. Then they slip this in on us. GMOs are extremely unhealthy in general and are causing all kinds of new allergies. This protection bill means Mansanto can’t be held responsible for anything that goes wrong – at least, the original one did – pray there’s been so sort of change. The honey bees have been killed off – the ones regular farmers need to pollinate crops (sort of killing off Monsanto competition, too) and the government is building robotic bees. Some of the built in pest control in the Monsanto closet is something that will explode an insects stomach if they eat it. Well birds eat the insects – does everything die and screw up the eco-system. Do we have robotic insects and birds next? Oh, yeah, we eat the same crops that the insects die from eating – but they say it won’t hurt us. Please, people … We’re supposed to be such a smart trend setting country for the world (maybe we were once), but most of the rest of the world knows GMOs kill. Oh, yeah … there’s money somewhere to be made and not just by Monsanto.