Video: “The World According to Monsanto”
April 14, 2008
On March 11 a new documentary, The World According to Monsanto, by French journalist and filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin was aired on French television. About an hour and 49 minutes long, it and details how Monsanto pollutes the environment, effectively pushes for deregulation, and stifles competition from naturally produced crops across the world. Monsanto is an American-owned international agro-chemical and foods conglomerate. It employs about 45,000 people and peddles over eight billion dollars a year in chemical products all over the world. Best known for producing NutraSweet, Round-Up, and the genetically engineered rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormone), the latest criticism is for it’s moves into the world of GMOs (genetically manipulated organisams). Monsanto produces ‘RoundUp Ready’ soya beans that are genetically altered to be resistant to their chemical herbicide ‘Roundup’ (the biggest selling agro-chemical in the world with sales totalling more than $620 million a year), which provides 40% of the companies operating profit. This powerful biotech corporation is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years. It has forced PCBs, Agent Orange, biotech crops and rBGH on the world and has much more control over global politics, laws and the future of food and water than most people realize. Watch this investigative video and learn why you should be concerned for yourself and for future generations.
Looks like Google pulled the video we originally posted but thanks to Taro at Dandelion Salad, you can watch it here: http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/the-world-according-to-monsanto-a-documentary-that-americans-wont-ever-see-full-video/
Be sure to read their follow up articles on Monsanto while you’re there.