Forever Under Construction

The World According to Monsanto

Posted in GMO, World by homeyra on May 10, 2009

Or how the genetically modified organism or GMO‘s regulation were determined by politics rather than science, how natural crops – and people – are contaminated, and more.

In March 2008, award winner French journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin‘s documentary The World According to Monsanto was aired on the Arte network in France and Germany. It was a co-production between Arte and the National Film Board of Canada.

Present in forty-six countries, Monsanto has become the world leader in GM crops, as well as becoming one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. Since its foundation in 1901, the firm has faced trial after trial because of the toxicity of its products. Today it has reinvented itself as a “life sciences” company which has been converted to the virtues of sustainable development.
Using hitherto unpublished documents and the testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians,
The World according to Monsanto pieces together the origins of an industrial empire, built upon lies, collusion with the American government, pressure and attempted corruption, which has become the world’s leading seed manufacturer, spreading GM crops worldwide – amid a lack of any proper controls with respect to their effects on nature and human health.

The following is also relevant. Physicist, ecologist and author Vandana Shiva‘s keynote address at the Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon, on February 28, 2009. (h/t 99)

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  1. 99 said, on May 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I dream of the people of this planet rising up and smacking down all the big corporations and all the miserable criminals in governments who make this kind of thing so easy for them. It would be so easy if everyone just got up one day and did it.

  2. homeyra said, on May 11, 2009 at 4:44 am

    People of this planet are caught with so many issues and so highly encouraged to look in wrong directions.
    Furthermore, like charity, “full spectrum global dominance” has started at home!

  3. ~p said, on May 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Didn’t you get the memo? Donald Trump fired the poker player for Joan Rivers.

    Meanwhile I hear there’s somewhere out there you can buy survival heirloom seeds.

    To be honest, I didn’t even watch the video here I already knew Monsanto was a piece of shit. Apparently what your saying now, if I am not mistaken, is the US government is a piece of shit for letting it happen.

    What can you do besides keep trying to fight to get rid of electronic voting machines so we can OUT these corrupt oath breaking bastards and bitches.

    Beyond that? Perhaps buy a hand gun and practice shooting, hope the day you have to go there never comes. I dunno what else we can do. The representatives don’t listen, they lock us up using their security bubbles. You can’t protest in the streets. (unconstitutional local law prohibits it, and you have to pay for a permit.. bla bla)


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