Monsanto’s genetically modified corn has been widely adopted in the United States, but in several other countries, a different story has unfolded.
France, Russia, Mexico and several other developed nations have rejected or banned the corn for its many health and environmental risks.
As for the farmers themselves, the risks may be even higher, especially in less-developed nations including the Philippines. Recently, the Facebook page and activist organization Babes Against Biotech posted this outstanding documentary on how farmers have been taken advantage of in the nation.
Unofficially titled ’10 years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM Corn,’ the video touches on topics such as how GM seeds allow for corporate control and price fixing of food, the risks of signing contracts with Monsanto, and much more. Check it out by watching below, and be sure to like and support the Babes Against Biotech by checking out their page as well.
Whether you’re in the Philippines or the United States, this video is excellent for showing people the myriad risks and threats posed to farmers when they give up their own sovereignty to a company like Monsanto, especially in a market that is becoming less and less accepting of genetically modified crops with each passing month.
For further reading, check out the website www.masipag.org, which represents a partnership of farmers and scientists in the Philippines and produced the study this documentary was based on.
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