The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Politics and Power

Marie-Monique Robin

2010

9.5 x 6.25 inches

388 pages

Paperback

ISBN: 978-81-89487-68-3

Rs 675

Published simultaneously in India by Tulika Books (Delhi) and in Australia by Spinifex Press (Melbourne) by arrangement with The New Press (New York).

Tulika Books, Spinifex Press and The New Press are members of the Alliance of Independent Publishers.

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.

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A vast investigation of Monsanto—the first of this scope to dismantle the practices of the St. Louis–based
agrochemical firm, world leader of GMOs.
Télérama


Truly noble journalistic work . . .Robin informs, enlightens, unveils, and begins the work of alerting the public.

—La Marseillaise

An alarming and uncompromising investigation. —Le Monde

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