With President Obama’s recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, food safety advocates are up in arms. As GMOs fill grocery store shelves at an alarming rate, more people are growing aware of the health risks associated with genetically altered organisms. People are growing tired of this disease-promoting, genetically manipulated food. They are sick of controlling multinational corporations like Monsanto dictating their food supply. That’s why on May 25th 2013, rallies across the world are organizing, from Australia to Germany, from New York to California. A March against Monsanto is expected to take place.
How important is real, organic food to you? Do you want to support small farmers and their independence? Do you want to protect the future of the seed and health of your family?
Research – look for ways to speak up and make a difference. Join a march against Monsanto rally on May 25th in your city: http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/
Monsanto Protection Act awakening the republic
This new “Monsanto Protection Act” signed on March 26th, 2013, gives executive powers to the USDA that grant permission to companies like Monsanto to sell its genetically modify seed to farmers without any judicial accountability. The provision is written in a way to assure farmers a profitable and safe venture with GMO seed, but in reality, this law is designed to grant GMO producers like Monsanto legal immunity from the health problems their products will cause down the road.
This provision removes the judicial system from the picture, allowing Monsanto to dominate agriculture, selling genetically altered seed to farmers and damaging human genes – all without any real justice.
U.S. Senator and family farmer Jon Tester, spoke out on the Senate floor, “The United States Congress is telling the Agricultural Department that even if a court tells you that you’ve failed to follow the right process and tells you to start over, you must disregard the court’s ruling and allow the crop to be planted anyway. Not only does this ignore the constitutional idea of separation of powers, but it also lets genetically modified crops take hold across this country, even when a judge finds it violates the law,” Tester said.
Tester’s concerns were apparently disregarded. Five days later, Obama signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law, ignoring the scientific evidence GMOs have on human health. Now multinational corporations like Monsanto have legal permission to make farmers their serfs, and to use the population as a science experiment with their altered, disease-spreading seed.
Government complying to Monsanto’s demands, despite health risks
Dave Murphy, founder of Food Democracy Now, said, “I think the Monsanto Protection Act, how it was passed and how it was slipped into law is just another example of how this company (Monsanto) operates, how they manipulate our democracy, and how they buy off our elected officials.”
It’s apparent. The industry demands profit. Instead of upholding justice, the government is bought off to pass laws that permit companies like Monsanto to trample the people’s health and environment. For example, scientists indicate that the world’s bee population is collapsing due to the presence of genetically modified seed. Altered food is also linked to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer, tumors, infertility and birth defects.
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Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere
Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it’s enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto’s products.
We urge you to help organize and attend the closest March Against Monsanto taking place on Saturday, May 25, 2013!
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
Why do we march?
Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.