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Our Daily Bread and The World According to Monsanto (Controling our food)

Matthew 6:11: “Give us this day our daily bread”.

Documentary Our Daily Bread , directed by Austrian Nikolaus Geyrhalter is must see wordless and musicless movie about mass production of food in 21st century. Real reality TV. In most basic sense. Pictures speak for themselves. No additional info, no moral judgments. It’s just the record of time we are living in. Very slow but makes big impact. Technology in order to increase productivity and profit. Like having a night mere and asking yourself when wake up what caused them. Animals as a thing, workers as a thing. Endless assembly line. Animals’ Auswitz. BORN TO DIE.

According to research animals have feelings, empathy, dreams… What kind of dreams have those animals? Do they dream of thousand and thousands of diets sugesstions how to loose weight?

Next video “The Word according to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see” is another must see French movie, first aired  11th of March 2008 on ARTE, how Monsanto (GENETICALLY MODIFIED food producer) and its close connection with government controls our food, destroying biodiversity and causes all spectrum of weird illnesses.

White house and Monsanto connections

 “The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door”.   One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.
 
Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market.

Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence. “

Two very good aticles on this topic:

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System

Hunger and obesity stem from the same problem — the corporations that sell our food determine what we eat and how we think about food.

Getting Past the ‘Protein Myth’ That Keeps People from Quitting Meat and Dairy

The way Americans obsess about protein, you’d think protein deficiency was the number one health problem in America. Of course it’s not.
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June 3, 2008 - Posted by | Documentary, food, Movies, Politics, Science | , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. This is really scary! What can a person do to organize against these guys?

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    Comment by chunque | June 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. The film without music/speaking/narration is “unspeakably” terrifying for those of us who care about the billions of animals “swept off the green earth”, treated as things and cruelly produced, brutally slaughtered, albeit by modern technology – The suffering and despair, shock of human vileness is so apparent. Thank you for bringing this, and the other films, to the attention to a virtually unattached consuming public. I have seen many, too many, films that have left me crushed and in despair for these victims of industrial animal abuse, and this film affected me greatly. We must keep trying to change this system for these creatures who cry for mercy, unheard.

    Comment by ZZJuke | June 5, 2008 | Reply

  3. […] Even not reported i am sure that Bush with current visit in Europe again tried to push Europe into Monsanto arms. How can GM food help, since is known that brings lower yield instead of higher, increased use […]

    Pingback by Is this the bad movie we live in? When at the begining you can fortell the end. « Compenetration Weblog | June 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. […] company G.D. Searle (see bellow) and he lobbied for FDA approval. G.D. Searle has been acquired by Monsanto, well known about its genetically modified food. Is this the way how to decrease the world […]

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