The World According to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin
Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

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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.

About Marie-Monique Robin

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Marie-Monique Robin is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She received the 1995 Albert-Londres Prize, awarded to investigate journalists in France. She is the director and produce of over thirty documentaries and investigative reports filmed in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. She lives outside Paris.George Holoch has translated more than twenty books, including Notes on the Occupation by Eric Hazan and Offshore by Alain Deneault (both from The New Press). He lives in Hinesburg, Vermont.
Published May 11, 2010 by New Press, The. 386 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In a book that won the 2009 Rachel Carson Prize, French journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin rakes agribusiness behemoth Monsanto across the coals.

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Daily Kos

"Old time" agriculture as practiced in Mexico - where wind-blown pollination of corn is the norm and where peasants are in the habit of exchanging their seed - seems to aggravate the risk of rapid GMO contamination.

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Daily Kos

BP 's infiltration of government doesn't hold a candle to Monsanto, which has planted its people in every branch of government, from EPA and the White House to the Supreme Court, where its very own man Clarence Thomas, who directed Monsanto's regulatory affairs during the heyday of IBT fraud, has...

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Monsanto's ability to patent their modified seeds, with the stipulation that farmers re-buy seeds every season, has led to an iron-clad control of the agricultural industry.

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