Global Policy Forum

Combating Monsanto

This report examines grassroots resistance to the growing power of agribusinesses in the current food system. In the run up to Rio+20, the concept of the new ‘green economy’ has been used by corporations, such as Monsanto, to tighten their grip on food and agriculture and facilitate the spread of genetically modified (GM) crops. As a result of Monsanto’s presence, local seeds are becoming illegal, biodiversity is disappearing, land is being contaminated and farmers and agricultural workers are being poisoned, criminalized and displaced from their land. The report states that global resistance against transnational corporations is an urgent necessity and calls on policy makers to act against the existing food system, which focuses on profit generation rather than sustainable food production.

By Joseph Zacune

La Via Campesina

March 2012

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