This week's film is The World According to Monsanto
Monsanto, the world's largest producer of genetically engineered products, claims their patented GM seeds and bovine growth hormone (BGH) will increase worldwide production of agricultural, dairy, meat, and Bt cotton and can eradicate world hunger and poverty. However Monsanto (maker of Agent Orange), is frequently described as the 'Gestapo' and 'Mafia' by farmers who use their products due to their use of pressure tactics, attempts at corruption, misleading reports, and collusion with the American Government.
The World According to Monsanto pieces together the true, unsettling story of 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, public health and environmental stability.
Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lobbist featured in this film, has recently been appointed as a senior adviser to the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner on food safety
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009
Teatro Santa Ana
Biblioteca Pública, Insurgenters #25 San Miguel de Allende,