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The world according to Monsanto : pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply

Author: Marie-Monique Robin
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, ©2010.
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Follow journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin's three-year journey across four continents to investigate the practices of a multinational agribusiness corporation, Monsanto. Monsanto currently 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 legal and political tactics to maintain this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Monique Robin
ISBN: 9781595584267 1595584269 9781595587091 1595587098
OCLC Number: 286490848
Description: xii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: A book for public health / Nicolas Hulot --
Introduction: The Monsanto question --
Part I: One of the great polluters of industrial history. PCBs : white collar crime --
Dioxin : a polluter working with the Pentagon --
Dioxin : manipulation and corruption --
Roundup: a massive brainwashing operation --
The bovine growth hormone affair (1) --
The bovine growth hormone affair (2) --
Part II: GMOs: the great conspiracy. The invention of GMOs --
Scientists suppressed --
Monsanto weaves its web, 1995-1999 --
The iron law of the patenting of life --
Transgenic wheat : Monsanto's lost battle in North America --
Part III: Monsanto's GMOs storm the south. Mexico : seizing control of biodiversity --
In Argentina : the soybeans of hunger --
Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina : the "united soy republic" --
India : the seeds of suicide --
How multinational corporations control the world's food --
Conclusion: A colossus with feet of clay.
Other Titles: Monde selon Monsanto.
Responsibility: Marie-Monique Robin ; translated from the French by George Holoch.

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Follow journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin's three-year journey across four continents to investigate the practices of a multinational agribusiness corporation, Monsanto. Monsanto currently 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 legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of concern, especially to the world's small-scale farmers.

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