9:50am

Thu May 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

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.

Guests:

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

Resources:

March Against Monsanto- May 24, 2014 - San Francisco

March Against Monsanto 2014

Facebook: March Against Monsanto 2014

Monsanto company website

Vanity Fair: Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

YouTube: How to Monopolize Food, Monsanto Style Interview with James Steele

Mother Jones: Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think

Mother Jones: Is Monsanto Giving Up on GMOs?

YouTube: The World According to Monsanto [entire film]

Center for Food Safety - GE Foods

Liberty Voice: Vietnam War Was Monsanto’s First Herbicidal Operation [Video]

San Antonio Current: MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO TO SHOUT “HELL NO TO GMOS” FOR SECOND YEAR

ABC News: Jackson County, Oregon, Approves GMO Ban

CNN: Critics slam Obama for "protecting" Monsanto

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