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LETTER: Obama protects Monsanto and GMO crops

On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed HR-933, a last-minute funding bill to avert a federal government shutdown. Attached to this bill was a section called, "The Farmer Assurance Provision," or section 735.

The Farmer Assurance Provision puts Monsanto and other companies that genetically engineer new plants and species beyond the reach of the judicial system and specifically denies court authority to consider lawsuits brought against them based on the complaints of farmers who have suffered contamination of their crops by the genetically mutated crops known as GMO.

This legislation effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future. Considering that the plants and other new organisms being produced have undergone little or no third-party testing and have been approved for consumption by the public despite a complete lack of third-party assurance as to their safety, this action is striking.

Please sign petition below calling on Obama it issue an executive order to call for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods:

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_signs_monsanto_protection_act_time_to_label_gmos/

David L. Cox

Palisade


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