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Main Title The world according to Monsanto : pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply /
Author Robin, Marie-Monique.
Publisher New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 286490848
ISBN 9781595584267 (alk. paper); 1595584269 (alk. paper); 9781595587091 (pbk.); 1595587098 (pbk.)
Subjects 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.
Additional Subjects Monsanto Company.
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EOAM  HD9482.U64 2010 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/31/2015
Collation xii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index.
Contents Notes
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. 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.