The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply
Publish 12 months note: Ffirst released March 2008
The results of a extraordinary three-year-long research that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin throughout 4 continents (North and South the USA, Europe, and Asia), The international in response to Monsanto tells the little-known but surprising tale of this agribusiness giant—the world’s top manufacturer of GMOs (genetically transformed organisms)—and how its new “green” face is not any much less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange–soaked past.
Robin reviews that, following its lengthy background of producing harmful chemical compounds and deadly herbicides, Monsanto is now advertising and marketing itself as a “life sciences” corporation, possible confident concerning the virtues of sustainable improvement. besides the fact that, Monsanto now controls the vast majority of the yield of the world’s genetically transformed corn and soy—ingredients present in greater than ninety five percentage of yank households—and its alarming felony and political strategies to take care of this monopoly are the topic of globally concern.
Released to nice acclaim and controversy in France, all through Europe, and in Latin the US along the documentary movie of an analogous identify, The global in keeping with Monsanto is certain to alter the way in which we predict approximately nutrients defense and the company keep an eye on of our nutrition offer.
Agreements” (contracts), 205–6, 209–11; toxicology stories and foodstuff security, 171–77, 179; weed resistance challenge, 263–65 Roundup prepared wheat, 225–39; and cross-contamination, 227, 236–39; international shoppers, 227–28; North American crusade opposed to, 225–28, 235–36; and purple Fife wheat, 226, 236–37; and the Starlink debacle, 232–35 Roundup extremely, 88 Roush, George, forty six, fifty one Roush, Troy, 211–13 Roussel-Uclaf, 232 Rowett examine Institute (Aberdeen, Scotland), 178, 179–83, 186–87 Royal.
187–96, 198; and acquisition of seed businesses, 194–96, 197; and seed patents, 192–94, 205 shareholders and Monsanto, 318–22 Sharma, Devinder, 316 Shelby, Richard, 27 Shend, Anil Kondba, 292 Shibko, Samuel, 154 Shigeta, Tsutomu, 227 Shiva, Vandana, 296–97, three hundred, 307–8, 310–13 Showa Denko, 150–51 Shumway, John, a hundred and fifteen Silberberg, Ellen, 50 Silva, Marina, 277 Simon, Stephanie, 141 Singh, Yudhvir, 1, 6 Sippel, Rodney, 210–11, 328 60 mins, 122 Smetacek, Ranjana, 298 Smith, Jeffrey,.
teenagers taking part in on a garden whereas their father in shorts and sandals assaults weeds with a sprig bottle of Roundup Patio and backyard. “In 1988,” the website explains, “Monsanto verified its backyard department to increase entry to Roundup to the beginner gardener. a brand new variety of Roundup items for the general public got here at the market.” Roundup therefore made its access into the entire gardens in France, the place it was once used abundantly (and without security) ahead of the planting of greens for domestic intake. “We.
highbrow estate rights on facts that raised questions on the healthiness of shoppers. Welcome to the area of the Revolving Door again within the usa, on March 2, 1993, the GAO wrote to Donna Shalala, secretary of healthiness and human companies: “The approval of rBGH items shouldn't be coming near near till the antibiotic danger is validly assessed. The Department’s reaction means that our suggestions haven't been heavily addressed.” they usually by no means will be. On November five, 1993, the.
The chaff. In Lords of the Harvest, Daniel Charles tells of an Ohio seed broker who used to be pressured opposed to his will to submit a realize in his barn that was once purported to safeguard him from growers Monsanto referred to as “pirates”: “IMPORTANT info for people SAVING SEED AND REPLANTING… Seed from Roundup prepared soybeans can't be replanted. it really is secure lower than U.S. patents 4,535,060; 4,940,835; 5,633,435 and 5,530,196. A grower who asks to have Roundup prepared seed wiped clean is placing the seed purifier and.