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That people could be that power hungry and greedy is almost unbelievable, but as the author backs up with hard facts, chilling as they are, some people truly could care less about the health and survival of the planet earth and its people. Monsanto has a long history of harming people in its dedication to it's bottom line, which is profit. From DDT to Agent Orange, which destroyed large swaths of the Vietnam' jungles virgin equatorial forests and caused serious illness to many Vietnam vets, to bovine growth hormone (BGH), to aspartame, which is a causal factor in brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, (for further information read, "Excitotoxins The Taste That Kills," by Russell Blaylock), Monsanto employees have lied, cheated, and spent large sums of money to keep the money rolling in. Now they want to control the world's food supply with their genetically modified organisms (GMO's), such as round-up ready corn, canola, and soy, which quality studies have been shown to be toxic to humans and animals, plus their pesticides and herbicides, which are extremely toxic to humans and the environment. Also, mono crops of soy beans, corn or any other product, robs the soil of nutrients and makes the plants less resistant to pests over time. Also, after a few years pests become resistant to round-up and much more potent herbicides have to be used along with or instead of round-up. The synergistic effect of combining toxic chemicals makes them that much more poisonous. The spraying of these herbicides has killed many people in third world countries. Also, GMO corn, soy or any other seed has a number of ways that it travels and cross pollinates with non GMO seed, contaminating the later seed and making it worthless. According to the author, the environmental damage caused by these franken foods can not be reversed.
The author took several years to research a video she did on Monsanto and traveled extensively to do live interviews and get the first hand facts. She begins the book by detailing Monsanto's sordid history. She then takes you on a tour of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and India and details the havoc Monsanto products have done and continue to do in each of these places. In every country they have lied, cheated and stolen to obtain their desired objectives. Sad to say, it is most often the poor farm families that are hurt the most. Either unable to pay their seed and pesticide bills or poisoned out of their homes, they ending up living in big city slums, with many men committing suicide and leaving destitute, grief stricken loved ones behind, with numerous individuals and even whole families poisoned by pesticide spraying. What this book, "The World According to Monsanto," details concerning the multi national companies destruction of seed crops, ""Righteous Pork Chop" does with the same lengthy research on the way the majority of our meat animals are now raised in Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Sounds a lot like the greedy, power hungry way that BP is operating in it's handling of the Gulf crisis.