The Mid-Island Council of Canadians & GE Free Nanaimo invite the community to join us for a free screening of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the GE Free BC initiative.
With 17,500 employees, a 2006 sales figure of $7.5 billion and operations in 46 countries, Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Since its founding in 1901, the company has faced trial after trial due to the toxicity of its products, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polystyrene, devastating herbicides like Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam war, and bovine growth hormones, which are yet unauthorised in Canada and banned in Europe. Today, Monsanto has reinvented itself as a “life sciences” company converted to the virtues of sustainable development.
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