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Your Call: What is the history of the biotech company, Monsanto?
On today's Your Call, we’ll look back at Monsanto’s beginnings and how the once chemical company grew to have such influence in our food system. This Saturday, protestors worldwide will rally in the “March Against Monsanto.” The movement to stop the spread of Genetically Modified crops is growing. So how are Monsanto and other biotech companies responding? What do we need to know about how big agribusiness companies operate? Are they in a position to solve the world's food problems? Join the conversation with Rose Aguilar and You.
Jim Steele, award-winning investigative journalist who co-authored (with Donald Barlett) “Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear” for Vanity Fair Magazine
Tom Philpott, food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine and cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Nick Bernabe, social media manager for the March Against Monsanto
Facebook: March Against Monsanto 2014
Vanity Fair: Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear
Mother Jones: Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think
Mother Jones: Is Monsanto Giving Up on GMOs?
San Antonio Current: MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO TO SHOUT “HELL NO TO GMOS” FOR SECOND YEAR
ABC News: Jackson County, Oregon, Approves GMO Ban