Main : biotechnology, ecocriticism, ecology, globalisation, health, human rights, non-fiction, politics, science, technology
The World According to Monsanto
Winner of the Rachel Carson Prize, this explosive expose details the disturbing practices of one of the world's most influential multinational agricultural corporations.
The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents, The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant—the world’s leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)— its new and dubious “green” face and its problematic PCB– and Agent Orange–soaked past.
Robin reports that, following its long history of manufacturing hazardous chemicals and lethal herbicides, Monsanto is now marketing itself as a “life sciences” company, seemingly convinced about the virtues of sustainable development. However, Monsanto now controls the majority of the yield of the world’s genetically modified corn and soy—ingredients found in a high percentage of households—and its legal and political tactics to maintain this monopoly are the subject of worldwide concern.
Released to great acclaim and controversy in France, throughout Europe, and in Latin America, alongside the documentary film of the same name, The World According to Monsanto is sure to change the way we think about food safety and our food supply.
Ships in 1-2 business days.
2009 Rachel Carson Prize
Write a review.
And on and on it goes. Tales of subterfuge, sabotage, bullying of the media and scientists—a story of corporate behaviour so bad it's hard to believe. John Newton
, Sydney Morning Herald
This book is a solid read but not difficult as it draws you in like a chilling thriller— not for the faint-hearted. Judith Gray
, Earth Garden Magazine
... her argument is hard to ignore. Stephen Matchett
, Weekend Australian Review
this tiny crack
in our lives
wind and rain strewn
stranded on the limen
that space between
water and sky
They call them ‘women of love,’ but the lyrical beauty of the term has a hidden dark side: a workforce of...
Suniti Namjoshi, internationally acclaimed fabulist and poet, brings both depth and lightness of touch to Blue and Other...
It was on a sabbatical in England in the late 1970s that Suniti Namjoshi discovered feminism – or rather, she discovered...