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Le monde selon Monsanto (2008)

You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Baker ...
Himself - President of the Community Against Pollution
Ken Cook ...
Himself - President of the Environmental Working Group
David Carpenter ...
Himself - The University of Albany (as David Carpenter Ph.D.)
Robert Bellé ...
Himself - The French National Center for Scientific Research CNRS (as Robert Bellé Ph.D.)
John Hoffman ...
Himself - Vice President of the American Soybean Association
Dan Glickman ...
Himself - United States Secretary of Agriculture 1995-2000
James Maryanski ...
Himself - Biotechnology Coordinator at the FDA 1985-2006
Jeffrey Smith ...
Himself
Michael Hansen ...
Himself
Jeremy Rifkin ...
Himself
Michael Taylor ...
Himself
Richard Burroughs ...
Himself - FDA Veteranian 1979-1989
Samuel Epstein ...
Himself - President of the Cancer Prevention Coalition (as Samuel Epstein Ph.D.)
Pete Hardin ...
Himself - Editor and Publisher of the Milkweed
Ray Mowling ...
Himself - Vice President of Monsato Canada
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides, hormones in raising animals, and genetically modified soybean seeds, corn and other crops. Monsanto has made some of the toxins that are responsible for many diseases, cancer, dementia and the rules are and say Napalm was used in the Vietnam War or PCB oils of which turned out to be a carcinogen as a small atomic bomb. Written by Nemanja Babin

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Controlling Our Food: The World According to Monsanto  »

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Narratress: Unlike in Europe, consumers cannot make an informed decision because GM-labeling is forbidden, a direct consequence of the "principle of substantial equivalence."
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France Makes a Good Documentary
21 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The World According to Monsanto is a good documentary about a great subject. Monsanto has received many condemnations in its quest for profits but this documentary provides a slightly more scathing review of the company.

The movie gives the obligatory history of Monsanto and it's damage to the world. And just when it looks like it is going to continue in mediocrity the movie changes gears and really attacks the subject at hand. Monsanto, and other multi-nationals, have for years now tried to effect people that make decisions and oversee "the public good". This movie, in the latter half, attacks Monsanto as a company which strives to blacklist dissenters and keep the truth from seeing the light of day. The movie uses various primary witnesses and at a couple great interviews. I would go into more detail but I prefer brevity.

The movie in my mind has three faults, interviews, a bleeding heart and the internet. The interviews were at times well done but at some points the interviewer spoke too much or the interviewee was lackluster (Dr. Michael Hansen was a horrendous interviewee). Occasionally the movie goes too far and essentially tells you FEEL BAD when all that needs to be said is this is what's happening (town of Anniston the old guy in the wheelchair). Finally, the documentarian uses the internet, even wikipedia, as a way to show the audience her search for the facts. I felt that it diminished credibility and wasn't an effective visually. (Yes, I know she didn't actually only use the internet for this documentary...)

A movie for people who wish to be called informed or like to know what's in their milk. 8/10


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