Concerned citizens, as well as staff from Green America, Food Democracy Now! and Occupy Monsanto, joined together in front of the White House today to send President Obama a strong message: “We’re not going away”.
Last night we received the very disappointing news that President Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the “Monsanto Protection Act”, into law. (Read about this progression of this sneaky biotech rider here)
While we are still waiting to hear from the administration all the final details, we understand at this time that Section 735, the biotech rider is, unfortunately, intact.
Now that Congress has passed the Continuing Resolution and President Obama has signed the same resolution into law (which contains the “Monsanto Protection Act”), we urgently request that the President issue an executive order to support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
During the campaign in 2007, Candidate Obama promised to make GMO labeling a priority. Clearly he has forgotten his promise (or been bought out by Monsanto).
Thank you for your ongoing support of this issue and our right to a healthy, non-GMO food supply.