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The World According to Monsanto Paperback – January 3, 2012
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To me, the clear presentation of issues concerned Agent Orange and other defoliants and their devastations. Also, the danger of monoculture crops, genetically modified or not.
An excellent book, perhaps too inclusive of people involved. Not conclusive enough by actual data (and correlations and comparisons) cited.
But it should be read.
This book is a terrific eye opener.
I love the book's coverage of the subject. I think it is very factual and fair coverage of a very disturbing subject, namely the near-criminal tampering of our food supply and unjustified contamination of our food supply.
If you are not aware of this subject, or the business strategies and practices of Monsanto, this book will shock you, and make you wonder if Monsanto and Our Government could possibly behave so badly and have such bad judgement. Then, after you finish the book, you will realize that indeed it is that bad. Finally, as it sinks in, it will scare the **** out of you. Next, it will make you wonder what you can do to protect yourself and your family from this obviously grave health disaster. Finally, it SHOULD make you change your food buying habits.
And, best of all, it should make you realize that you can no longer trust what the food industry and our government our telling us about the safety of our food - they are simply lying (like Jonathan Gruber) for their own career advancements and profits, with no concerns whatsoever for public food safety and health.
That said, this book highlights the epitome of corporate greed, crony capitalism, and government/corporate collusion, all to crush competition, and of course make tons of money. Sadly the knee-jerk response of many people to this sort of activity is to pass laws, or to encourage more government intrusion. This never works, and it generally makes the problem even worse. I do not profess to have all the answers to problems of this sort, but certainly each individual should take responsibility to make themselves as informed as possible. Abuses like this and all the other similar evils that are going on take place best in the shadows, and an uninformed populace makes this easy.
This book will open your eyes on a number of things that affect all of us and in many cases we all take for granted.
You will never look at:
Growth hormones used in animals
Genetically modified plants (corn, and many others) that we all end up consuming
the same way again.
I am going to reread it, because there is so much information packed into it. I thank the publisher for supporting the author and for serving the greater good, rather than kowtowing to suits whose only interest is in the number of copies sold.
My only critcism is that the book needs an update, especially in light of the Monsanto takeover by Bayer...a truly frightening prospect looming on the horizon. We should all be very, very scared.,
Monsanto and Dow poured millions of dollars into the recent fight against Proposition 37 in California which would have required labeling of food products containing GMO's. GMO's are largely banned throughout Europe and the rest of the world, but here in the land of the free [market], we don't even have labeling! The corporations ran misleading and dishonest ads that were, unfortunately, effective, and Prop. 37 was defeated. The "World According to Monsanto" may not be a "fun read," but it should be required for anyone interested in the future of humans on this planet.
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