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Obama Signs “Monsanto Protection Act,” Forces GMOs On Your Family

President Obama has become the best friend that agribusiness has ever had in the White House. He just signed a law that critics are already dubbing the “Monsanto Protection Act.” The law makes it illegal for a federal judge to issue a court order halting the sale, use, or distribution of genetically engineered seeds even if it is proven the seeds could be harmful. The law would also limit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ability to regulate the use of genetically engineered seeds.

They call the measure the Monsanto Protection Act because it only benefits the makers of genetically engineered seeds, such as Monsanto. Congress was able to put this horrendous piece of legislation on the books by tacking it onto a funding act for the USDA and other agencies. If Obama hadn’t signed the law, the USDA would have had to cut back on food inspections.

Why You Should Worry About The Monsanto Protection Act

Instead of going into the well-documented dangers of genetically modified foods here, I’ll just raise one troubling point. Why would Monsanto and its operatives on Capitol Hill go out of their way to get this law passed if there wasn’t something wrong with genetically modified foods? What do those people know that we don’t? If GM foods were safe in the first place, they wouldn’t need this law.

The frightening thing is that signing this law was in keeping with Obama’s whole agriculture policy. In spite of Michelle’s advocacy for organic food, the Obama administration has been squarely on the side of agribusiness since it took office. Tom Vilsack, who used to ride on Monsanto’s corporate jet when he was governor of Iowa, was both appointed and reappointed Secretary of Agriculture by Obama. Vilsack, a media darling, is also a likely choice for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

To make matters worse, some observers, including organic food advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola, have alleged that the Department of Homeland Security and the USDA have plans to ban or severely restrict organic farming in the name of food safety. The idea is to prove that organic farming is at risk for terrorist attack but conventional farming is not. In other words, the Obama administration wants to force genetically engineered food on your family whether you want it or not.

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The USDA itself has a long and proven history of championing big agribusiness over small farmers. In the past it’s even tried to list genetically engineered algae as an organic food. It has also refused to require that food labels list whether a product contains genetically engineered materials or not. Even the People’s Republic of China and Saudi Arabia require such labeling; our supposedly democratic government does not.

It looks as if big food and its henchmen in Washington are afraid of a massive backlash against genetically engineered food. In particular, they’re afraid of huge lawsuits they might face if it’s proven that GM food does cause harm. Worse, they’re trying to use government to protect their investment in genetically modified food.

A Troubling Double Standard

The Monsanto Protection Act exposes a troubling double standard that is on display from America’s leaders. News reports that President Obama and Michelle go out of their way to avoid processed food, industrialized food, and genetically modified food and keep from feeding it to their daughters. Sasha and Malia Obama attend an exclusive private school in Washington, where the cafeteria only serves organic food. Former presidential chefs have revealed that the food served in the Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama White Houses has been almost exclusively organic.

Get the picture here: Our leaders are trying to force something on us that they refuse to eat. The executives of the large corporations that bankrolled the successful opposition to Proposition 37 in California (which would have required labels to list all genetically modified ingredients) eat in corporate cafeterias and exclusive restaurants that only use organic ingredients.

They shop at Whole Foods, a supermarket chain that plans to label all genetically modified products. A large percentage of the American population cannot afford to shop there. Whole Foods and its competitor, Trader Joe’s, refused to carry Monsanto’s genetically modified corn; however, Wal-Mart stocked the GM product.

So What Can You Do To Protect Your Family From Genetically Modified Foods?

Obama’s latest action should be a wakeup call to all of us who care about our families’ health. We need to take actions to defend our families and not rely on the government to do it.

Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to protect your family from genetically modified foods. The Non-GMO Project maintains a list of foods that are verified to contain non-GMO ingredients. The list is available at the project’s website. Start buying organic non-GMO products. Also vote with your money by shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and other stores that label or refuse to stock GMO food.

Beyond that, you need to locate sources of organic non-GMO food for your family. The best, of course, is your own garden. You can start by investing in a large stockpile of heirloom seeds now. These are traditional seeds that pollinate, which means you can harvest new seeds from the plants you grow. You can order heirloom seeds online, and with them you can have a source of organic vegetables. Learn how to can and preserve food so you can have a supply of food all winter.

Look into other alternative sources of food, such as food cooperatives, foraging, local organic farms, farmer’s markets, and community gardens as well. If you belong to a church or community organization, try to talk the members into organizing an organic community garden.

Try to get in a position so you’ll be able to serve your family healthy, organic food even if Monsanto succeeds in yanking it from the shelves. Also learn how to cook so that you can prepare your own food from raw ingredients. Organic ingredients aren’t that much more expensive that regular ones, especially if you grow the majority of it yourself.

What Does The Future Hold?

Be ready for a massive federal assault on organic food and the opponents of genetically modified foods. The Monsanto Protection Act looks like an opening shot in this war.

Expect to see the USDA and agribusiness engage in a disinformation campaign similar to what tobacco conducted on behalf of cigarettes. Dr. Mercola believes it’s already begun. They’ll use pseudoscience to defend genetically modified foods and scare tactics against GM opponents. A big one will be that the poor will starve if food is labeled genetically engineered. Another tactic will be branding everybody who refuses to eat GM food as a granola-eating hippie.

It looks like it’s going to be much harder for average people to control what their families eat in the near future. Only those of us who take action now will be able to keep healthy food on our tables.

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30 comments

  1. I am forwarding this to everyone, sent a previous article from WND but this one seems to be easier to understand. Hope they read it before deleting it, can only try.

  2. Obama is getting compensated for this deed that will destroy our health please pass this on we need to fight no matter what.

  3. One thing mentioned in the WND article that makes sense is that farmers would be allowed to harvest their crop, even if a danger confirmed; however, in that case, lack of labeling could be considered mass-murder of uninformed.
    Congressional protection is not required for a supplier, we all can/must purchase Liability Insurance for car, home and business. Wonder what $1 Trillion Liability coverage would cost Monsanto, etc??

  4. obamaisacommiebastard

    Oblamo is the Anti-Christ.God help this pathetic country.

  5. One of the things not mentioned here is the GM of seeds that will not grow when replanted. Most farmers keep some of their seed to plant the following year. Monsanto is or has already developed this seed to not germinate when it is planted. When they do this they control the seed market. It forces the farmer and gardeners to buy their seeds each year. At an inflated price, I might add. Not a good deal. Buy only Heirloom seeds and use them year after year.

    God Bless America and Damn the Government.

    • I totally agree with you. Not only will farmers have to buy annual seeds from the government, but the government will be in full control of the food supply [and distribution of it]. They will outlaw home gardens if they can’t minuplate the mind of the masses that “gardening” is not “socially acceptable”. If I hear the progressives want to be Europe one more time, I’m gonna lose it! Europe is Capitalistic socialism, Obama and his regeime want Monarchal socialism which is a soft way of saying Communisim! Obama has complained, yes I said complained, in two seperate interviews about not having enough power because he’s … and I quote “Only the President not the king or emperor, only the president. He has to answer to congress and that limits his power with what he wants to do for his people.” Listen when he talks people or you’ll wish you did. Once he gains control of America’s food supply and distribution, check mate its over and we’re done dealing!

  6. When GMO seeds were first introduced, there was speculation about how the human body would react. Well, one thing that has increased since these food products have been around, is hyper activity in children, especially boys. Not all causes of this come from this food, but with the increase of this and other related problems, it seems to indicate there is a connection to the food most often eaten . Also, when farmers have no recourse in what they plant and who they buy their seed from, this goes a long way in showing who is in control. If you love your family you will plant heirloom varieties and shop where you can buy “good” food. It actually is cheaper than the processed “stuff” and tastes better,too!

  7. This is all in Obama (and his cohorts) plans to CONTROL America in the eventual goal of a one-world communist government. Takes our guns (and/or ammo), controls health care, controls food, and income (taxes us to the extreme) and there you have it……communism. And how many of these things are already in place? No more republic; no more freedom. Sounds like an anti-Christ methodology to me.

  8. You can thank Rep Roy Blount of Missouri, not Obama for this horrific last second “anonymous” add on to the temporary budget bill – it is Blount, not Obama that profits from this evil company.

  9. It is Blount and Obama…and all of the rest of these gutless politicians. These people are so set in their ways: fat, dumb, happy and in charge; it is up to the people to vote these rodents out of office. The honeybees are dying and Monsanto is contaminating the U.S. and eventually the planet…,but everything is fine.

  10. So sorry for you. Just remember shouting does not help. Fight them in their way. All companies like Monstersanto want is getting control over the market. So do not buy no more at their market. Get groups of friends and relatives together and get a farmer to grow the food you want in the way you want, no chemicals, no GMO, no monstersanto. The only reason they can become as big as they are is because the people are not united and just buy outof a kind of laziness what is laying in a shop closeby, well over priced and full with chemicals, antibiotics and/or GMO stuff.
    Same for an product in a shop. load of your cart and ask the employee, Is this GMO-free as it is not labeled. If she can not give you the answer you want to hear, just say Oh than i do not want this and let them keep it.
    Sure you can fight the politicians, but they are just puppets, get into the market and fight them there.

    A friend from the Lowlands neas the Sea.

    • nice comment on the asking the lady(or man) at the register if its gmo, just make the supermarkets so pissed they are forced to quit carrying the crap. unfortunitely for everyone of us there are hundreds, probably thousands that do no care and do not wish to be informed of their unhealthy habits.

  11. I agree, if the majority of people in the US would stop buying the seeds Monsanto produces they would get the message, I planted some seeds from 2011 in 2012 the seeds did not germinate and what did, died shortly after sprouting, the seeds in hybrid banana peppers all turned black inside the fruit, forget those for replanting. I urge everyone to look into codex alimentarius and the rules that are already in the laws, also, nano technology which takes out the nutrients from the food we have been eating for years, the nutrients already have been deemed as toxic. It’s any way to kill us whether it’s by medicine, food, chemicals being sprayed in the air daily, and brain washing people that it’s for our own good, one lie after another, I hope most will wake up and find out things aren’t as they seem.

  12. What the president is doing is literally forcing this food down our throats, they don’t eat it and don’t allow there children to eat it, cant people see something is wrong with this picture. Makes me sick to my stomach. Wake up America………..

  13. There’s your President for the people you idiots who voted for him! How do you enviro-freaks like him now? You deserve him!
    Mike Todd

  14. There has to come a point, and its more than here already, when people stop trying to dodge around laws that are against the best interests of americans and tweet or write back to Obama: Sir, you are not going to enforce an unjust law and we the people will not accept this or anything else similar. You can stop and reverse what you are doing or prepare for consequences.

  15. I have always been a supporter of you and your administration , but after this, you have just proven to me and the rest of the world, you are just another piece of shit like President Bush.
    I am deeply ashamed of myself for being such a strong supporter of yours!

  16. And WHO pushed this bill? The ReSCUMlicans of course. Cowards that they are. HIDING this gem in a food inspection bill! Heaven forbid we should have our food inspected. SCUM, all of them.

  17. here comes the New World Order.

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