The World According to Monsanto

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Monsanto is a world leader in industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops. Once a chemical company based in the US, Monsanto has transformed into an international life sciences company, aiming to solve world hunger and protect the environment.

Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, however, exposes the company’s troubling past, in her recent film, The World According to Monsanto. In an interview with The Real News Network, she discusses Monsanto’s controversial practices from a producer of PCBs and Agent Orange to genetically modified seeds and related herbicides.

Starting from the Internet over a period of three years Robin has collected material for her documentary, going on to numerous interviews with people of very different backgrounds. She traveled widely, from Latin America, to Asia, through Europe and the United States, to personally interview farmers and people in influential positions.

As an example of pro-Monsanto interviews, she talked at length with Michael Taylor who has worked as a lawyer for Monsanto and also for the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), where he had great influence on the legalization of the genetically modified bovine growth hormone (BGH). It also became FDA policy during Taylor’s tenure that GM seeds are declared to be “substantially equivalent to non-GM seeds, hence proclaiming proof of the harmlessness of GMs to be unnecessary. Michael Taylor is a typical example of technocrats employed via ‘the revolving door policy’. He is now head of the Washington, D.C. office of Monsanto Corporation.

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  • Pau20m

    this is just horrible…what can we do to fight this ??

    • Flapper

      We need to get officials back in the White House that are working for the people and not for the CFR and their Corporations:

      http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/52314-obama-appoints-monsantos-vp-as-senior-advisor-to-the-commissioner-fda

      • Bobby2013

        Yeah!

    • peta

      the best thing we can to do to fight it is stop funding it! Do your research and look at ways you indirectly support it ie; buying food from the supermarket shelves without questioning what it really is and where it really came from.
      seek food that is organic, chemical and GE free.
      The only power we truly have is in our to boycott industries such as monsanto. As long as there is money to be made, what’s best for us and our precious environment will always fail to take priority.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rraznikov Richard Raznikov

    More information on Monsanto, ‘The Face of Evil’: 
    http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2012/02/17/the-face-of-evil-12807395/

  • Mr.Joshua

    What can we do??? It’s like we’ve lost allready! Have you all noticed the increase of Illuminati propaganda? It’s like they don’t even try to hide it anymore which leads me to beleive, that they believe that the war is over before it has even begun. There is no way we will VOTE our way out of this I hope you all realise that before it is litterally too late to go down swinging.

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