Reacting to the Biden administration’s effort to give the World Health Organization the unilateral authority to declare a health emergency in the United States, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has introduced legislation ensuring the Senate has power over any pandemic treaty. The No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act, which has 15 Senate cosponsors, would require any agreement produced by the WHO to be submitted to the Senate as a treaty.… Read the rest
Monsanto states on its website: “There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” No value, indeed, if you are a giant multi-billion dollar conglomerate bent on taking over the world’s food supply so you can profit from it. But in reality the SAFE Act is not even about the well-known dangers of eating GMO foods, nor the dangers of allowing the biotech companies to continue to run roughshod across the entire planet, spreading their poison and lies. No. This bill answers a simple question: do we have a right to know what we are putting into our bodies? Fourteen senators answered in the negative.
Dow had planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, confident that the high court’s consistent 5-4 split (with Scalia’s considerable weight favoring business and other conservative causes regardless of the precedent or even logic involved) would play out in their favor. Upon news of the famously hard line conservative judge’s death, however, Dow quickly did an about face and decided to accept a slightly lower settlement of $835 million and be done with it, rather than take their chances with a tie in the Supreme Court, which would by default uphold the lower court’s ruling.