"The World According to Monsanto"

Did Monsanto Write Seed Policy in Malawi?

September 1, 2017

Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how a new seed policy in the southern African country of Malawi threatens farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell their seeds, and how a former Monsanto official turned out to be one of the policy’s co-authors

Mock Tribunal Held Against Monsanto in the Hague

October 15, 2016

Activists are attempting to persuade the World Court to take up the case, says Ronnie Cummins

Dangers of the Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger

September 22, 2016

The resulting merger will push a model of agriculture that forgoes advantageous local ecological practices and jeopardizes the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, warns Global Justice Now’s Heidi Chow

TRNN Debate: Are GMOs Safe to Eat?

May 21, 2015

Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam discuss the science behind genetically engineered crops and the significance of GMO restrictions in more than 60 countries

New GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico

October 29, 2013

Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.

March Against Monsanto Brings Hundreds into New York Streets

October 13, 2013

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House Extends Monsanto Protection Act

September 19, 2013

House passes a rider which protects biotech giants like Monsanto from being sued in federal court

Global Protest Against Monsanto

May 26, 2013

In more than 400 cities protestors call for a ban on GMO food

Protest in DC Denounces “Monsanto Protection Act”

May 26, 2013

One thousand rally as part of global protest against Monsanto’s political power and its role in spreading GMO throughout the world’s food supply

Global Protest in 300 Cities Will Take Aim on Monsanto

May 23, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto’s bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.

Wikileaks Cables Reveal State Dept. Promoting GMOs Abroad

May 16, 2013

Darcey O’Callaghan: US embassies are aggressively and systematically promoting biotechnology and GMO food abroad

Mexican Farmers Protest the Entrance of GMO Corn

February 25, 2013

Thousands across Mexico demand their government reject permits for GMO Corn while Monsanto defends their patent on life in U.S. Supreme Court

The Tyranny of Soy Agribusiness in Paraguay

November 21, 2010

Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill and a series of Brazilians agribusinesses are flexing their muscles in Paraguay, currently occupying 25% of all arable land for the production of genetically modified soy for export. The losers are Paraguay’s peasant farmers, and they’ve mobilized to defend themselves, including getting a president into power who promised to help them. But as Ben Dangl reports, for a serious of reasons, President Lugo has converted into an enemy of the same farmers that got him into power in the first place. Produced by Jesse Freeston.

"The World According to Monsanto"

June 22, 2008

Monsanto is a world leader in industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops. Once a chemical company based in the US, Monsanto has transformed into an international life sciences company, aiming to solve world hunger and protect the environment. Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, however, exposes the company’s troubling past, in her recent film, The World According to Monsanto. In an interview with The Real News Network, she discusses Monsanto’s controversial practices from a producer of PCBs and Agent Orange to genetically modified seeds and related herbicides.

Gene Giants: Climate saviors or profiteers?

May 29, 2008

A recent report by an agricultural advocacy group says that some of the world’s largest biotechnology companies such as Monsanto, BASF, and Syngenta are seeking hundreds of patents on seeds designed to withstand the environmental stresses of global warming. While industry representatives say that traditional farming practices won’t withstand the impact of sea level and drought, the report is wary of past failures of genetically engineered seeds.