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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Apr 1, 2011 - Agricultural chemicals - 728 pages
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The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), 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 to great acclaim and controversy in France, throughout Europe, and in Latin America 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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Review: The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

Incredibly dense and well-researched this reads like a government conspiracy novel. Since the early 20th Century Monsanto has been lying, manipulating, covering, coercing and bullying their way into ... Read full review

Review: The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

User Review  - Jiwon Lee - Goodreads

Monsanto is the spawn of Satan. So this is why we should go organic. I still find the logic under which genes were granted patents incomprehensible. And how big corporations are tainting academia with ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Marie-Monique Robin has received 20 awards for her films since her directing debut in 1989, including the Laurier du Senat, FIGRA's Best Investigative Documentary Award, LASA's Award of Merit, the Cairo Cinema Festival Critics' Award for Death Squads: The French School, and the Rachel Carson Prize for her 2009 expose The World According to Monsanto. Her book The Photos of the Century: 100 Historic Moments has more than 700,000 copies in print in seven languages.

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