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Old 08-18-2009, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The World According to Monsanto.

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The World According to Monsanto pieces together the story of the St. Louis, Missouri, corporation, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and first-hand accounts by scientists, civil society representatives, victims of the company's toxic activities, lawyers, politicians, and representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. Based on a three-year investigation in North and South America, Europe and Asia, the film tells the tale of an industrial empire that, thanks in part to misleading reports, collusion with the American government, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption, has become one of the world's biggest seed manufacturers. It shows how the clean, green image conveyed by the company's advertising serves as a smoke screen for Monsanto's quest for market supremacy, to the detriment of global food security and environmental stability.
A hard hitting documentary on the company and it's underhanded dealings through politics and misinformation to monopolize food.
He who controls the seeds controls the food.
Control the food and you control the masses.

It's a long movie but very much worth the time. Presented in a no nonsense fashion and very professionally done.



















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Old 08-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He who controls the seeds controls the food.
Control the food and you control the masses.
The seeds, the food, the money, the information...what doesn't control the masses?

I'll take personal power instead, kthx.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't watch the whole thing, but the same Ginormo-Corp symptoms that I know from my job are implied in what is being said. These huge corporations don't give a shit about people at all. As public corporations, they make money for shareholders, and that is their main concern. They couldn't care less about the people that make up the company, or anyone else who is hurt by their efforts.

That being said, my first impression of the film is it's something of a hatchet job. It's cherry picking negative shit to make a big company look bad. I don't have a problem with sticking it to The Man, so I'm not exactly crying here, but I would rather see something a little less propagandistic. Some guy saying to a camera, "They got permission to bury PCBs right over there" doesn't cut it. It's the same shit as "Joe the Plumber" as far as I'm concerned.

If you employ wrong to conquer wrong, the victory is hollow. These big companies have, because of their very structure, lost sight of reality, and are more loyal to numbers than people. This is a massive opportunity for a new paradigm in company organization to sweep in and clean up in the market. We just got acquired by a multi-national, and alot of our best talent has jumped ship. No one, not even the people who work for these companies, like them. But using propaganda to counter propaganda just makes it look like both sides are full of shit.

That's not what I would want if I were on the just side.



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The seeds, the food, the money, the information...what doesn't control the masses?

I'll take personal power instead, kthx.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I didn't watch the whole thing......
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Rather than "propaganda" they used facts. Paperwork and words from the horses mouths'..so to speak.

That's one of the things I liked most about it.
Not a dude on a bull horn yelling at a building type of fear mongering (obvious AJ reference)

It's laid out, point by point, detailing the hows and why's using, again, paper trails, administration interviews and scientific evidence.

Not quite what I'd call pragandistic.

Like I said earlier...it's long but well worth the watch.
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Hulu - The Future Of Food - Watch the full feature film now.
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its also on google.video:

An excellent documentary, did everyone connected the dots on the complications this creates through the effects of land ownership? Did you hear when she said 70% of the farm land in Paraguay is owned by 2% of the population? Round up infects conventional grows to the point where there are no more clean seeds to replant because the seeds are contaminated with monsanto chemicals and if they replant those they get sued and end up losing their land, this can be avoided though, by buying monsanto seeds for all their future grows. Only problem is THEY ARE POOR, they grow their own food for god sakes how can they be forced to constantly buy seeds when they got plenty of seeds to replant? Pretty fucked up eh?

As disgusting as this is, it doesn't shock me, I guess no one really cares about these things anymore because its kind of of expected of them to do this shit to us.

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Good thread guys, thanks for the links. Can't remember if I've seen this yet or not.

This past school year I decided to do two papers on global food security and regulating novel (GM) foods in Canada. Its interesting/important stuff.
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An excellent documentary, did everyone connected the dots on the complications this creates through the effects of land ownership? Did you hear when she said 70% of the farm land in Paraguay is owned by 2% of the population? Round up infects conventional grows to the point where there are no more clean seeds to replant because the seeds are contaminated with monsanto chemicals and if they replant those they get sued and end up losing their land, this can be avoided though, by buying monsanto seeds for all their future grows. Only problem is THEY ARE POOR, they grow their own food for god sakes how can they be forced to constantly buy seeds when they got plenty of seeds to replant? Pretty fucked up eh?

As disgusting as this is, it doesn't shock me, I guess no one really cares about these things anymore because its kind of of expected of them to do this shit to us.

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ROUND-UP is the corporate name. We found out later that it was basically the same defoliant that decimated thousands of acres of Vietnam. It is also a soft-kill weapon that has slowly killed countless Viets and American troops. It took 30 years to kill my best friend. It's military name was Agent Orange.
Monsanto's GMO seeds are decimating seed pools and indigenous plant life native to the land.
This is just one corporation that is part of the monstrous system that controls most of our planet's policies. What it doesn't control, it bombs,overthrows and intimidates using dumb kids as mercenaries.
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Canuck, there is another film you may like to watch.
Goes into a little better detail on some of the stuff and even highlights how Mexican's were shocked to find that their many indigenous (supposedly the birth place of corn) varieties have been contaminated now.

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply.

Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
This can be found on youtube as well.
Most likely other areas but I didn't look for it.
Quite well made.
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Was a good film I thought.
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I watched the first one...

I will watch the rest as time allows. Did anyone catch when this all started?? 1937 was mentioned. Any significance there??

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I believe we are now under a great "governmental" softkill program. It's all about eugenics or thinning of the population. Water flouridation, McFoods, corporate meds,vaccinations,et c.
Judge for yourself...here might be a good place to start:
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