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Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Thursday 28 March 2013
With such a blatant and cocky act against the United States and its people, Monsanto has set itself up to fail.
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President Obama has signed into law the notorious Monsanto Protection Act legislation hidden inside of the Continuing Resolution spending bill, which protects Monsanto and its genetically modified creations from federal courts.

Passing up the chance to veto the bill in favor of stopping Monsanto’s increasing monopoly on the food supply, Obama pushed the bill through into a law in a move that reminds us of his failed 2007 promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs upon his election.

Contained in the rider (Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) of HR 933, Monsanto is now even protected (at least under this law) from the United States government.

As I pointed out in a previous article, the Monsanto Protection Act’s success actually proves how corporations have more power than even the United States federal government. Monsanto’s lobbyists managed to slip the rider into the major bill, which — despite the rider — has virtually nothing to do with the topic. This is a typical and routinely practiced move by lobbyists to insert an incognito line of legislation into a bill generally viewed as favorable overall. One that has proven to be effective for Monsanto.

2007 Promise to Label GMOs

The result is now major outcry against Obama for signing the bill into law and protecting the biotech juggernaut Monsanto. Many fail to remember, however, that Obama first decided to allow Monsanto to continue pulverizing the food supply and the health of the nation back in 2008 when he went back on his promise to ‘immediately’ label GMOs. It was in 2007, during a campaign speech, that Obama first stated his support of non-GMO and GMO labeling activists, in which he promised to swiftly label GMOs. You can see the video from our Youtube channel here:

For a brief period before the bill was passed by the Senate and now signed into law by Obama, both myself and many others in the alternative news community crusaded tirelessly to alert politicians and activists in order to stop the Protection Act from going through. Unfortunately, time was not on our side. The hasty vote by the Senate and the news blackout from the mainstream media were enough to break through the warnings of concerned activists (and people who just want real food). Now, however, renewed interest in the GMO labeling campaign and the fight against Monsanto brews.

With such a blatant and cocky act against the United States and its people, Monsanto has set itself up to fail. Let’s remind Obama of his promise to label GMOs he made many years ago.



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ABOUT Anthony Gucciardi

Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

The problem with the USA and

The problem with the USA and the world is it's filled with Stupid People.
There is a technology 6 thousand years old that will fix this problem it is called
TM
see

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study everything on these sites - watch all the videos
cough up the money to learn TM properly & sit twice a day in silence for 20 minutes
nature will come to save us

Eat only organic food. Preferably food you have grown yourself.

Protect yourselves and let the dumb ones die off eating Stupid Food

If you live in the USA travel to Fairfield Iowa - see their plans
for the future of our dear world ... the light glows bright there.
Good luck !

Chalk up another coup for the

Chalk up another coup for the silver-tongued corporate servant.

This is awful but I can't

This is awful but I can't help thinking that if Romney had been elected President it would be worse.

Slow Pay Low Pay No

Slow Pay
Low Pay
No Pay

Remember the scams of some corporations wherein they "over" bill slightly, then credit the next month or end of the year? They made a lot of money doing that, and probably still do.

A corporate resistance movement could reverse that. It's hard to avoid corporate patronage and still do simple things like eat, live in heated homes, buy hardware, compute, telephone, on and on. We're caught in a forced patronage situation.

So when their bill comes, pay a month late, remit right before the deadline for a late fee. Send payments registered mail.

When the bill comes, pay less than the amount shown.

If you can weather the consequences, don't pay the bill.

Slow Pay
Low Pay
No Pay

Corporations have bilked us for huge amounts this way. We should turn it around.

All that's left of this

All that's left of this prolonged funeral is for the fat lady to sing. America died a log time ago.

Of course, another in the

Of course, another in the ongoing litany of Obaminations.
Obama is an elite corporatist con-artist of the worst kind.
He's a master at duping the non-elite at every turn.

Barack: Honestly, you're

Barack:

Honestly, you're behaving like "chicken little". I gave to both campaign cycles. Went to rallies during both campaign cycles. You've shown support in your silence to a most fundamental problem confronting public health... and that's an unregulated monster killer corporation that apparently has you in their back pocket.

Signed: Forensic Scientist researching the evolution of "wimps, tools, and butterbutts."

This is an unbelievable and

This is an unbelievable and historic event in our country. How could we have not known about this until the 11th hour? How could the President sign this bill unless no one clued him in about what he was signing? Why would he give our country away to the likes of Monsanto? Why would the House of Representatives? Who is running our country?

Support your local farmers.

Support your local farmers. Be assured that what you buy has come from the fields of a local farmer, not the local wholesaler used by the major grocery stores, hence GMO's. This movement can work against the Monsanto's of the country.
Support your local farmer.
Be aware that some Farmer's markets are not supportive of local farmers but venders pretending to be local farmers. Our AG departments are slipping in this department. They do not check to see that produce sold at Farmer's Markets is truly grown locally. Check out your farm. Make visits to the farm before buying your produce.

These politicians weigh

These politicians weigh things based on a pregmatic calculation of what will benefit them more. Monsanto is in a position to give Obama more money, benefit him after his term in office, and help his family and friends.

Siding with labeling is the principaled position to take and the right position as the representative of all Americans since the overwhelming number of Americans want to know what's in their food.

He also has calculated the anger of the people in such duplicitist actions. We need to demonstrate more anger.

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), worked

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), worked with Monsanto to draft the bill... he seems real happy to support corporations. The health of the land and the people are doomed by politicians of his ilk. Tossing constitutional principles aside for the love of money!

It's easy to forget that the

It's easy to forget that the Tea Party movement started as a revolt against moderate Republicans, politicians the TP conservatives view(ed) as too predisposed to compromise with Democrats. Turn it around, and that's exactly the problem (in reverse, of course) with Obama and the Democrats in Congress. The obvious lesson: liberals and progressives need a Tea Party moment. A grass-roots movement that does not depend on national organizations or high-profile figures or Washington-based advocacy groups. Occupy Wall Street was a worthy attempt but to succeed in shifting the paradigm of national politics back toward the center (a modest enough goal, really) liberals in massive numbers will have to work selflessly, behind the scenes, and below the radar at the local level, starting now and ending never. If that sounds too hard or too unrealistic, too bad. It is what it is...

To hell with Obama. To hell

To hell with Obama. To hell with Monsatan. Consumers have the cards in their hands. Don't play nice on any subject any more. Let your anger show unmistakeably! We are too soft and too lazy for our own good: Resist and refuse business as usual. Keep your money out of supermarkets and banks for a long time. Use Farmers Services only. Pay cash and trade. Repair and borrow. Help each other! When we dry up the system through genuine, solid refusal and selfhelp, only then the gangsters will heel. Or die off. It's more fun to live that way anyway... Dancing in Resistance. Connect! We are family, we are the masters of the universe...we own this place collectively. THEY are a small group of mistaken, greedy creepers, who are ruining a most beautiful world: OUR WORLD. It takes a little extra effort, but it can be done: NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL. Period. - See you at the dance...

Well spoken, bro! It's true,

Well spoken, bro! It's true, when it comes down to it, we are the ones with the power. Without us, they can't do anything. But this is exactly where the problem lies, most people think they are dependent on the system while at the same time they hate it. I have thought this way myself for a long time, I know what I'm talking about.
It's becoming more and more plain to see that this system is working only for a select few. The thing we need to do to change all that is to STOP CO-OPERATING! STOP ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR POWER, START ACKNOWLEDGING OUR OWN POWER! This is already happening but it needs to happen more. We need to take back what they've stolen from us, our rights, our homes, our community, our democracy and I'm not even talking about our money yet! Money needs be brought back to the function it had a long time ago, a simple honest, direct exchange mechanism, not something that can just be made out of thin air by speculation by clever thieves like the ones that hang out on Wall Street!
We can do our own thing, share more and use less, stop participating in the corporate mess they've created. Invent new ways to live by resurrecting old values, like respect for Life, for our Mother Earth. We don't have to play their game, it's costing too much! Wake up, people!

Well spoken, bro! It's true,

Well spoken, bro! It's true, when it comes down to it, we are the ones with the power. Without us, they can't do anything. But this is exactly where the problem lies, most people think they are dependent on the system while at the same time they hate it. I have thought this way myself for a long time, I know what I'm talking about.
It's becoming more and more plain to see that this system is working only for a select few. The thing we need to do to change all that is to STOP CO-OPERATING! STOP ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR POWER, START ACKNOWLEDGING OUR OWN POWER! This is already happening but it needs to happen more. We need to take back what they've stolen from us, our rights, our homes, our community, our democracy and I'm not even talking about our money yet! Money needs be brought back to the function it had a long time ago, a simple honest, direct exchange mechanism, not something that can just be made out of thin air by speculation by clever thieves like the ones that hang out on Wall Street!
We can do our own thing, share more and use less, stop participating in the corporate mess they've created. Invent new ways to live by resurrecting old values, like respect for Life, for our Mother Earth. We don't have to play their game, it's costing too much! Wake up, people!

Consumer sold again to the

Consumer sold again to the highest bidder.... CEOs, board members are exempt from eating their own company food, drink the water their companies pollute, live in the communities their companies destroy. Consumer is fed food the producers do not want them to know. Welcome to the world of Corporation are people who poison living people, destroy lives of living people for the pleasure and comfort of very few, very rich, very powerful because they control MONEY that living people generate for them!!!! There is nothing short of mass anger and action (50-100 million people on the streets saying we are angry and we are not going to take it any more) that will change things.

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