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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

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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
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Marie-Monique Robin ; translated from the French by George Holoch
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world according to Monsanto
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pollution, corruption, and the control of the worlds food supply
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  • fre
  • eng
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In a book that won the 2009 Rachel Carson Prize, French journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin rakes agribusiness behemoth Monsanto across the coals.It's a wonder, if not a mystery, how the company has managed to sustain business, given its lengthy list of products that have been proven to be deleterious to life on earth: DDT, PCBs, dioxin, Agent Orange, bovine-growth hormones and more. Appalled that Monsanto still reports billions in profits, the author charts its self-serving product testing, its collusion with governmental agencies—"they are prepared to finance a study to improve the straws used for in vitro fertilization of pigs, but not one on the toxic effects of the most widely sold herbicide in the world"—its bullying of whistle-blowers, its veiled threats to advertisers and its thuggish patent-law litigation. As the world's leading producer of genetically modified organisms, the company has now positioned itself as the savior from world hunger. Of course, their seeds produce only sterile offspring, and the herbicide of choice—actually, no choice—is of their own making. Robin's outrage is well supported by wide-ranging scientific evidence, though a snarky tone undermines objectivity. A familiarity with endocrinology or molecular biology would be helpful to sift through the claims of Monsanto and its adversaries. Regardless, even lay readers are prodded to wise up and increase their awareness of what has become a serious threat. "After tracking the company for four years," writes the author, "I am in a position to state that we can no longer say we didn't know, and that it would be irresponsible to allow the food of humanity to fall into Monsanto's hands."Unblinkingly partisan, which by no means dilutes its highly disconcerting message. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2010)
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Robin, Marie-Monique
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  • Monsanto Company
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural chemicals industry
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Agricultural chemicals industry
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Food supply
  • Human rights and globalization
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pollution, corruption, and the control of the world's food supply
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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
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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778880
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25 cm
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xii, 372 pages
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9781595584267
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(hardcover : alk. paper)
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2009008621
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  • (Sirsi) i9781595584267
  • (OCoLC)286490848
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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 and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
778880
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781595584267
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781595584267
  • (OCoLC)286490848

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