By Duke Albert Van Carter
|"Sir, you banana appears to have a rash...oh it's supposed to be like that? What the fuck?"|
On Tuesday March 26th as much of the nation dawdled in the limelight of the beginning of the Supreme Court proceedings regarding same sex marriage, an already legal marriage of corporate America and the federal government colluded once again to put profit over people.
HR 933, a mundane sounding spending bill characterized under the tired rhetoric of being “necessary to keep the government running and allow the United States to pay its bills”, contains a startling perversion of the American justice system. Known by opponents as the “Monsanto Protection Act”, section 735 of HR 933 is being labeled a “biotech rider”, one that slipped quietly and anonymously into the bill as it moved through Congress, the provisions contained within section 735 of HR 933 protect the manufacturers of genetically modified seeds from potential litigation stemming from potential future health risks. “Biotech rider” then translates to “We hope you like genetically modified plants, and have fun trying to sue us”.