This is a bill that Obama should have vetoed. This was a cheap anonymous attachment to a bill that was supposed to stop the government from shutting down today (March 27), and now it’s passed a law that will protect corporations that make GMOs, in other words, genitically modified foods.
‘The Monsanto Provision’ (aka, “biotech rider”) was added to Congress’ spending bill silently (and anonymously) all while everyone was pre-occupied with the whole Gay Marriage thing going on at the Supreme Court. The new law protects companies that make GMO products from litigation and the courts are not allowed to stop them from being able to plant their seeds, even if there is a risk to the health of the people!
Here is the skinny on this act that was added to the bill: