The World According to Monsanto:
Pollution, Corruption and the Control of Our Food Supply:
An Investigation into the World’s
Most Controversial Company
by Marie-Monique Robin
HD9482 .U64 M6613 2010
New Book Island, 2nd floor
There has been lots of debate in the past decade with regards to what’s in the food that we eat and where it comes from. The growing popularity of the organic and ‘buy local’ campaigns have highlighted that people care of these issues. This week’s featured title focuses on one of the giants on the other side of the coin, advocating for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) throughout the world.
Robin, a French journalist and filmmaker, set out to profile one of the largest companies (ranks in the Fortune 200) in the country, with operations extending all over the world. However, Monsanto, as the author details, has had a sordid past with hazardous chemicals. After a image clean-up and re-brand, the agribusiness behemoth has emerged as a ‘green business,’ but Robin would beg to differ. Her journey across four continents tells a story of how Monsanto maintains its stronghold on the market and why it should matter to you.
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