Protesters across the US are joining the worldwide rally against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically engineered crops. The mass protest comes shortly after the Senate turned down a bill that would allow states to require the labeling of GM foods –
The main focus of the mass protest worldwide has been to AT LEAST allow the labeling of genetically modified food, so that consumers can know what they are buying.
Such labeling is currently not allowed in the US.
Critics of this comparatively mild approach say that non-genetically modified crops downwind of those which are GMO, will eventually become contaminated with the spliced genetics of the crops, which allow untold gallons of pesticide to be applied to them and survive – while exploding the guts of the insects who parasitize these crops.
Now, similar effects in humans and livestock are being observed: perforations in the guts of animals and people who have been eating GMO foods, in addition to infertility problems. If the growing of GMO crops does not cease immediately, it would seem that this could become a runaway train, where all the food grown on Earth will be poison.
What’s even more disgusting is that additional legal protection was slipped into a farm bill last month and signed into law by President Obama, which has earned the nickname, “Protect Monsanto Act.”
The “farmer assurance provision” limits the ability of judges to stop Monsanto or the farmers it sells genetically modified seeds from growing or harvesting those crops even if courts find evidence of potential health risks.
Oregon Senator, Jeff Merkley is seeking to introduce an amendment to the upcoming farm bill that would overturn protections given to Monsanto and other producers of genetically modified seeds.
“The Monsanto Protection Act is an outrageous example of a special interest loophole,” said Merkley said in a press release. “This provision nullifies the actions of a court that is enforcing the law to protect farmers, the environment and public health. That is unacceptable.”