The biotech giant has recently been voted both the ‘most evil corporation’ and the ‘most admired’. Its modus operandi is ingeniously profitable and controlling. And it says its mission is to help feed the world – with GM food. How worried should we be? asks Vanessa Baird.
April 2015, Issue 481
Each month we publish some of the best stories from New Internationalist magazine.
Monsanto has a mission. But where will it lead the rest of us? Vanessa Baird begins this month's investigation into one of the world's most powerful and hated corporations.
‘Patient Monsanto’ is analysed by Jason Louv.
Claire Robinson looks at what has happened to scientists who dare to say GM foods are not safe.
Are farmers benefitting from growing GM crops, as Monsanto claims? Dionne Bunsha investigates.
Around the world, people are mobilizing against biotech bullies.
Mathew Lawrence and Uri Gordon go head to head.
Can we find a way to loosen big business's stranglehold on the US? asks Mark Engler.
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Phil Chamberlain reveals the secret war between big business and union activists.
For thousands of Peruvian children, daily life means working to help feed the family. Fernando Del Berro meets one of them.
The Reason Why Vol 2 by Goran Kajfeš’ Subtropic Arkestra; Ba Power, by Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba.
The Dark Horse, directed by James Napier Robertson; Blind, directed by Eskil Vogt.
The Racket by Matt Kennard; The Four Books by Yan Lianke; The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis; The Adventure of the Busts of Eva Perón by Carlos Gamerro.
Desert dream; Africans cut off; and a call to irreverence.
Ruby Diamonde witnesses the pain of a community that can’t go home.
Photographer Jannatul Mawa closes the distance between housewives and housemaids in Bangladesh.
Cosying up to the Saudis.
Kuwaiti journalist and novelist Saud Alsanousi talks to Graeme Green about the Gulf region’s appetite for change.
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