Film & Discussion: The World According to Monsanto

When & Where
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist - Fellowhip Hall
1924 Cedar Street @ Bonita
Berkeley, CA 94709
December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
Contact
office@bfuu.org
510 841 4824

 

A 2008 film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le Monde Selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin's three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto. The film reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange and bovine growth hormone.

Cases in the United States (including Anniston, Alabama), Canada, India, Mexico,Paraguay, the United Kingdom (Scotland) and France, are explored, claiming that the corporation's collusion with governments, pressure tactics, suppression and manipulation of scientific data, and extra-legal practices aided the company's attempts at dominating global agriculture. Scientists, representatives of the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, civil society representatives, victims of the company’s activities, lawyers, and politicians are interviewed.

Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds. Volunteers appreciated.