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The Resource 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

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

Label
The world according to Monsanto : pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply
Title
The world according to Monsanto
Title remainder
pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply
Statement of responsibility
Marie-Monique Robin ; translated from the French by George Holoch
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • ""As this powerful book makes clear, Monsanto's innovations create more problems than they solve-above all by helping to concentrate the food system in ever fewer hands, with baleful consequences for the world's small-scale farmers. It's the kind of reporting we need more of, and one hopes it will be at least a partial antidote to all the slick commercials with smiling peasants."--Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy" ""We are what we eat, and what we eat is rapidly being determined by one company, Monsanto. Monsanto's seed and food dictatorship is based on corrupting regulatory processes, corrupting science, and destroying democracy. We needed a book that told us the story in detail, with courage-The World According to Monsanto does just that."-Vandana Shiva, author of Earth Democracy and Stolen Harvest" ""An alarming and uncompromising investigation."--Le Monde" ""Sends chills down the spine ... After reading this, we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye."--Le Point" "The result of a remarkable three-year 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 troubling 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, The World According to Monsanto is sure to change the way we think about food safety and the corporate control of our food supply."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robin, Marie-Monique
Dewey number
338.7/6600973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9482.U64
LC item number
M6613 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9482.U64
NAL item number
M6613 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsanto Company
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural chemicals industry
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Agricultural chemicals industry
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Food supply
  • Human rights and globalization
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 1995-1999 : Monsanto weaves its web -- 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
Control code
ocn286490848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781595587091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009008621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595587091
  • (OCoLC)286490848
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 1995-1999 : Monsanto weaves its web -- 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
Control code
ocn286490848
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781595587091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009008621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595587091
  • (OCoLC)286490848

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