Monsanto on TV

I Received this from Greenpeace about multinational genetic engineering giant, Monsanto

Watch ARTE on Tuesday 

If you have access to ARTE tv, and have some free time Tuesday evening,
then don't miss this important documentary: "The World According to
A groundbreaking TV documentary about the chemical and biotech industry
giant, Monsanto, airs for the first time on pan-European television
station ARTE, March 11 at 9pm.

Made by French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, winner of the 'Albert
Londres' award for journalists, the documentary paints a grim picture of
the world's biggest and most invasive chemical and biotech multination
that will leave you feeling angry.

US-based Monsanto provides 90 percent of the world's GM seeds -- and
seems set on gaining complete control of the world's seed and food
markets. By aggressively buying up seed companies, Monsanto will ensure
that natural seeds are replaced with their genetically modified crops.

Because Monsanto's seeds are patent protected, farmers will not only
have to pay for their seeds, they will become dependent upon them --
beginning the slide into poverty and being exposed to the health impacts
of agro-chemicals associated with Monsanto's GM crops.

Numerous health and environmental nightmares have been linked to the
company. Marie-Monique Robin traces Monsanto's disastrous legacy;
interviewing witnesses from around the globe, confronting government
officials and GM promoters, and trying to speak with Monsanto bosses
themselves. Monsanto, of course, refused to provide an interview.

Mark your diary: The full movie will be broadcasted on ARTE TV (in
French and German) on Tuesday 11 March at 21:00.
Further information and a preview video clip (in English)
English language DVDs from the movie can be ordered from ARTE
130,000 people joined our cyberaction against GM crops in Europe.
Commissioners know we are watching them. But massive pressure from the
GM industry and the European Commission's President Barroso is
threatening to let GMOs pass into Europe, to roll over Environment
Commissioner Dimas' objections and our rights.

Thanks again,
Greenpeace GE campaign team

Monsanto's pledge/puke:
want to make the world a better place for future generations. As an
agricultural company, Monsanto can do this best by providing value
through the products and systems we offer to farmers.
With the
growth of modern agricultural practices and crops that generate
ever-increasing yields, we are helping farmers around the world to
create a better future for human beings, the environment, and local
Increased yields are the core of this agenda. As
agricultural productivity increases, farmers are able to produce more
food, feed, fuel, and fiber on the same amount of land, helping to
ensure that agriculture can meet humanity?s needs in the future.
Moreover, increased productivity allows farmers to produce more with
the same ? or fewer ? inputs of energy and pesticide. This results in
more responsible use of natural resources, better ecosystem health,
increased soil fertility, increased farm income, and more opportunities
for farmers and their communities."

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