December 17, 2008

The World According to Monsanto

Everytime I mention Monsanto in a post, they come to visit. Happy to oblige with some more publicity.


The whole 2 hr video is online here

5 comments:

Isabelle said...

Here is something interesting to read about the film http://www.montrealmirror.com/2008/052208/film1.html.
I just called Blockbuster to see if they had this film and what do you know? They do! I will be renting it tomorrow. Thanks for posting for this trailer.

Bishops Homegrown said...

Yeah, those Monsanto guys like to try to intimidate and control wherever they can, little do they realize just how much opposition that they are going to be facing shortly as we get the word out there about them and their corrupt tactics and dangerous agricultural practices as well as their intimidation of the small farmer. It is only a matter of time before they try to move in on us vegetable growers, produce farmers, and home gardeners, apparently they are not aware of just how self sufficient we free thinking individuals are.

anne said...

Hi Alan,

Monsanto bought Seminis in 05, positioning itself as the largest player in the field vegetable seed market. This year they've bought out the Greenhouse seed industry giant De Ruiter.
I was talking to my Mom this morning, and although she likes my blog, she figures I could be tackling issues with "more love and less vinegar". I've been scratching my head about how to do that with GMO industry behemouthes (sic)...How to affect change with love rather than a big stick. What a concept! More people will listen...how to do that?!

Many people are aware...there has been much written about Monsanto. Independent, widely available, independent research circulated widely; perhaps that is what the focus should be on?

Isabelle said...

Au contraire … many people are not aware. I consider myself to be “in the know” on a lot of issues but I can honestly say that you, Anne, have really opened my eyes to the insidious workings of companies like Monsanto and the technological manipulation the “public” is unwittingly allowing to happen. And we allow it to happen because we feel powerless to stop it (after all, who would want to as it’s supposed to be good for us) and we are uninformed about the information as it’s generally presented in a very technical format so it’s not long before one’s eyes glaze over and we stop reading. Not to mention that it is not even mandatory in Canada to identify food that has been genetically modified so most consumers are not even aware they have been participating in a gigantic science experiment. So part of the problem, as I see it, is being able to share the information in an easily accessible format. I don’t have the answer but I assure you I am now talking about it.

anne said...

Thats awesome Isabelle! The big Gene Cos want things quiet and pay attention when they are not:


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