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Asmae Toumi

Asmae is 3rd year undergrad McGill student, majoring in Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology, with a minor in Social Studies of Medicine. She volunteers as a first responder for St. John Ambulance and works as an emergency department coordinator at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She is an aspiring physician, with interests in health, science and politics.

Big Biotech and the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’: is America Overreacting?

 Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed into law an obscure provision named the “Farmer Assurance Provision” in section 735 of HR 933. Opponents of genetically modified organisms in food (GMOs) stormed all avenues of social media, accusing the language of this “biotech rider” of giving multinational giant Monsanto the power to sell genetically modified crops and seeds that could potentially ...

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