Here’s some powerful news you may have missed buried amid the footnotes of major news websites: Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has formally declared the nation’s GMO approval process to be highly ‘unconstitutional.’
In what amounts to great news in the fight to regain the global food supply, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica struck a blow against Monsanto and other major biotech firms in their recent ruling regarding the secrecy of the approval process itself. According to Chief Justice Gilbert Armijo Sancho, who actually authored the final verdict for the court, the nation’s current approval process for the planting of GMOs is veiled in ‘secrecy’ and directly goes against the constitutional right to freedom of information.
This sounds a lot like a much less-deceiving version of Monsanto’s approval process here in the United States. Outside of virtually worthless ‘safety’ testing funded by biotech itself, the USDA has even gone on public record in announcing that they will in fact be rolling out a ‘speedy approval’ process for the new lines of genetically modified seeds and creations.
Could it be any more obvious that the USDA is in bed with Monsanto?
In regards to Costa Rica, where we must remember that a precedent has been set, all of this actually came from a 2012 complaint that ended up in the Supreme Court. Anti-GMO organizations are excited, and it really shows what you, the individual, can actually do to change the planet’s food supply.
“This guarantees that the procedures to authorize GMOs from now on will be accessible to all individuals, which will allow opposition that guarantees the cultivation of these crops will not disrupt the balance of ecosystems or the public health,” the Costa Rican Federation for Environmental Conservation stated in regards to the ruling.
Will the highly secretive and downright in-your-face corrupt approval process for GMOs in the United States soon face a similar ruling? With Monsanto-connected Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas partaking in any such decision, it seems highly unlikely. After all, he has continually sided with his buddies over at Monsanto time and time again. Instead, it may take peaceful revolution from millions around the nation and worldwide to continue the numerous GMO victories we keep achieving around the world.
Will GMOs or the GMO approval process be ruled against in the US? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This article originally appeared at Natural Society.