Updated: July 30, 2008: Correction made to the beginning quote and endnote.
“Its [Monsanto’s] objective is to control all the world’s food production.”- Attributed to anti-GMO activist in Paraguay**:
The French documentary that pulls the covers off all the Monsanto lies, The World According to Monsanto, is now available for sale in English. This long-awaited film by French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin is now available in the US!
The moment has come when we might finally be able to deliver a deadly blow to the biotech industry. The giant Monsanto corporation is in the lead when it comes to selling and making huge profits from GMO seeds, pesticides and fertilizers.
These are toxic products that are right now in the process of ruining the earth’s ecosystems. They are also in the food we eat, since we are the unknowing guinea pigs for this catastrophic experiment, callously engineered by the biotech companies. We are kept ignorant because GM food is sold without proper labelling. GM cultures are replacing biological and small-scale farming by giant monocultures of genetically modified crops that have clearly verified health hazards, from cancer to skin diseases.
Only through infiltration of agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) by high-level Monsanto employees has this gigantic corporation managed to make its way unhindered to an already well-on-the-way take-over of the world’s agriculture.
While the biotech corporations make billions, small farmers are forced to leave their land, move to city slums where they slowly starve to death with their families. Many commit suicide when they are so deeply in debt to these biotech sharks that they see no way out of their misery.
Read ‘The Monoculture of the Mind‘ about Dr Vandana Shiva, based in Delhi, India.
The moment for action has arrived. Movements are afoot in the world, and not just in India, such as Letter From Langdon: Talking Seeds and Freedom at Mark Twain State Park
The right to food is one of the most basic human rights. Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler, says:
In a world overflowing with riches, it is an outrageous scandal that more than 852 million people suffer hunger and malnutrition and that every year over 6 million children die of starvation and related causes. We must take urgent action now.
Jean Ziegler, April 2008
** At the time of publication, this quote was attributed to a high-level Monsanto spokesman. We have since learned this is incorrect; the words were those of an anti-GMO activist in Paraguay speaking about Monsanto. We cannot verify that this is Monsanto’s policy. Siv O’Neall and Axis of Logic regret the error. – Editor, Axis of Logic – July 29, 2008
Siv O’Neall is an Axis of Logic columnist, based in France. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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