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Activists posing as lobbyists mock congress with fake awards

By Justin King     Oct 11, 2013 in World
Today activists opposed to Monsanto’s lobbying efforts and tactics posed as lobbyists for a fake lobbying group, distributing mock awards to congressional members who took money from the company.
The first stops for the activists portraying themselves as lobbyists from the non-existent Biotechnology Industry Awards Committee (BIAC) were the offices of the following Senators and Representatives: Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Steve King (R-Iowa), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The activists presented awards to the elected officials that identified them as “Monsanto’s Minions.” The activists believe the officials earned the awards by either taking money from Monsanto or by advocating lax standards on the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
The activists then headed to the fifth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, where they dumped thousands of one-dollar bills on into the atrium of the building. The activists then made snow angels in the money, which they claim is the only thing that matters on Capitol Hill.
One activist addressed those in the building while he was being cuffed by Capitol Hill Police Department.
“People are losing respect for this institution because it’s bought and sold… We were forced to come in here and pretend to bribe you to get your attention.”
Many countries have either outright banned Genetically Modified Organism or require their labeling in food products. The United States government has repeatedly protected GMOs through the so called “Monsanto Protection Act.”
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