The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply

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The New Press, Feb 4, 2014 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
An investigation of the massive agribusiness company, from a winner of the Rachel Carson Prize: “Well supported by wide-ranging scientific evidence.” —Kirkus Reviews

The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents, The World According to Monsanto†tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant—the world’s leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)—and how its new “green” face is no less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange–soaked past.

Robin reports that, following its long history of manufacturing hazardous chemicals and lethal herbicides, Monsanto is now marketing itself as a “life sciences” company, seemingly convinced about the virtues of sustainable development. However, Monsanto now controls the majority of the yield of the world’s genetically modified corn and soy—ingredients found in more than 95 percent of American households—and its alarming legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of worldwide concern.

Released alongside the documentary film of the same name,†The World According to Monsanto†is sure to change the way we think about food safety and the corporate control of our food supply.
 

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

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Contents

Title Page
WhiteCollar Crime
A Polluter Working with the Pentagon
Manipulation and Corruption
A Massive Brainwashing Operation
The Invention of GMOs
Scientists Suppressed
Monsanto Weaves Its Web 19951999
Monsantos Lost Battle
Seizing Control of Biodiversity
The Soybeans of Hunger
The United
The Seeds of Suicide
How Multinational Corporations Control
WTO Agreement
Conclusion

The Iron Law of the Patenting of Life
Index

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