Three days ago Obama signed H.R. 933 into law, which contained the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’. What does that mean? This new act “undermines the independence of judicial review and gives biotech seed companies like Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical a blank check on the approval of new genetically engineered crops.” (EcoWatch) This new act endangers the work of small farmers, and the health of American’s who still can’t enjoy food labels on GMO food.
Despite 250,000 Americans urging President Obama to veto the bill and send it back to Congress, so that this section can be removed, their messages were all ignored. The part that is devastating is that major news media outlets are not covering this story! In fact, here at Say No To Food Waste we found out about it 3 days after the bill was signed, and the New York Times, Washington Post, and Guardian have yet to publish anything about it.
We want to THANK all the grassroots organisations that are covering topics of food and food security, and encourage all our readers to ask more questions and pay more attention to where their food is coming from. We also send a special shout-out to Food Democracy Now! for staying on top of this story. We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.