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Author Robin, Marie-Monique.

Title The world according to Monsanto : pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply / Marie-Monique Robin ; translated from the French by George Holoch.

Imprint New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    338.766 ROB    Available
Description xii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Monsanto Company.
Agricultural innovations -- Social aspects -- United States.
Agricultural chemicals industry -- Social aspects.
Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects.
Agricultural chemicals industry -- Corrupt practices.
Social responsibility of business.
Food supply.
Human rights and globalization.
Added Title Monde selon Monsanto. English
ISBN 9781595584267 (alk. paper)
1595584269 (alk. paper)
9781595587091 (pbk.)
1595587098 (pbk.)

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