Changing our world – one gene at a time

January 30, 2009

They dress well, they pay their taxes and they use the scientific method, so why all the fuss about Monsanto?

Here is a link to watch the lengthy but worthwhile documentary The World According to Monsanto.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844

It’s an interesting documentary about a questionable practice and  questionable business principles.

And about a company which is introducing a new order in nature;  one… tiny…  gene… at…  a… time.

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A snippet from a film review by Jeffrey M. Smith:

“How much outrage can a single multinational corporation inspire? How much damage can they inflict? The breathtaking new film, The World According to Monsanto, features a company that sets the new standard. From Iowa to Paraguay, from England to India, Monsanto is uprooting our food supply and replacing it with their patented genetically engineered creations. And along the way, farmers, communities, and nature become collateral damage. The Gazette says the movie “will freeze the blood in your veins.” The Hour says it’s a “horrifying enough picture” to warrant “fury.” But most importantly, this critical film opens our eyes just in time. The film is the work of celebrated award-winning French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, whose three years of work on four continents exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

 

The FULL review  can be read on:

 

 

 

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_14391.cfm

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5 Responses to “Changing our world – one gene at a time”

  1. remistevens said

    Unbelievably good.

    Anyone surfing by who hasn’t seen this Monsanto documentary- watch it! Its well worth your time.

    Exuvia, (edit this out later if you like), i cannot get either of these links to work. really enjoyed this doc though when i watched it through a previous link you had up somewhere.

  2. exuvia said

    You are right. Thanks. They were working at some point. Have had this happen a few times. The links go ‘dead’. I’ll work on it tomorrow. Then edit the behind the stage talk.

  3. exuvia said

    For the moment any one interested can just make a copy paste of the pertinent direction from the posting to a new tab in their browser. That works for now.

  4. westwood said

    Unfortunately, this type of stuff just preaches to the converted.

    And even we converted give in to the ubiquity of the corporation.

    [/cynicism]

  5. exuvia said

    Here or there an interesting phrase on a Blog competes with the Barry Williams Show and we get to talk across the borders. Who says blogging will win? We may as Simon Bolivar said before he died, find that we have “raked in the ocean and harvested in the wind”

    Wish you the very best for your upcoming opening and hope for a good read.

    Exuvia

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