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The World According to Monsanto

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Bellow is Marie-Monique Robin’s documentary “The World According to Monsanto”.  I’ll refrain from commenting on the style of the film.

There are several interviews in the film that are definitely worth seeing.  Robins gives a brief look at several disturbing aspects of Monsanto’s shady history, including: a glimpse at Monsanto’s decades long pollution cover-up; a survey of incriminating confidential documents; the false biodegradability claims made by Monsanto; the extreme biological threats of Monsanto products such as Roundup; and the intense push for deregulating GMO’s (including footage of Bush Sr. saying to a Monsanto rep, “Call me we’re in the ‘dereg’ business” in regard to potential USDA hangups).  Also discussed is: Monsanto’s bovine growth hormone, Posilac; bribery attempts; studies falsified by Monsanto and other cases of fraud; Monsanto’s lawsuits against farmers accused of seed saving; the corporation’s devastating impact on Indian farmers; the problem of unstoppable transgenic contamination of local crops; a PR firm posing as scientists in a smear campaign against researchers; and many more important facts about this extraordinarily powerful, multinational corporation.

The documentary is also available to purchase online.

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Written by Aaron Nee

December 7, 2008 at 11:57 pm