The Farmer Assurance Provision, AKA: HR 933, AKA: “The Monsanto Protection Act,” is so sneaky, gross, and transparent that it’s hilarious. What’s with these storybook villains we have running the show?
The bill, signed by Obama in late March, was written with Monsanto, and several members of Congress were apparently unaware of that they were approving a “Monsanto Protection Act,” as that little detail was TL;DR. The provision castrates the federal government’s ability to ban the selling or planting of genetically modified or engineered seeds, even if found to be harmful to the consumer (spoiler: research shows they are). Yes, you read that correctly. And no, it probably wouldn’t have banned the seeds (with which federally-subsidized crops are sown) anyway, but still. Now it extra can’t, what with another bureaucratic loop for opposing legislation to have to battle through. We are in the second act of the Monsanto drama, and this is the part where degraded morals and ethics unwind to illumination.
I really don’t think I need to add much more commentary; the material wrote itself. Sign a petition urging Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act here.