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As I noted in previous post  the complete printing of the September
October 1998 issue of the ECOLOGIST was pulped -
there was a premonition (on the printer's part??) of libel action by
Monsanto.  As often happens, much of the content of that issue has shown
up at Here is the INDEX - but not all
the individual pieces 
are to be found at the above address


      THE ECOLOGIST September October 1998
.Editorial    The Monsanto Files                                 

An Open Letter to Robert Shapiro, CEO, Monsanto.. pg251                                                   

Seeds of Disaster - pg252 HRH The Prince of Wales

Monsanto: A Checkered History pg254 Brian Tokar

PCBs: Can the World's Sea Mammals Survive Them? Joseph. Cummins

Agent Orange: The Poisoning ofVietnam. Hugh Warwick

Bovine Growth Hormones. Paul Kingsnorth

Roundup: The World's Biggest-Selling Herbicide. Joseph Mendelson

The Terminator Technology. Ricarda.A.Steinbrecher and Pat Roy Mooney
 The giant Monsanto corporation tells us in its recent advertisements that
genetic engineering is all about feeding the world, about protecting the
environment. But this is the company that brought us Agent Orange, PcBs
and Bovine Growth Hormone; the same company that produces Roundup, the
world's biggest-selling herbicide, and the highly questionable 'Terminator
Technology'. ThIs section takes a close look at their record, and asks the
simple question: can we allow corporations like Monsanto to gamble with
the very future of life on Earth?

Revolving Doors: Monsanto and the Regulators pg280 Jennifer Ferrara

Cosy Relations: Monsanto and the UK Environment Agency

Getting The Government On Your Side

Call to Sack UK Biotech Advisers

Corruption of 'Organic' in the US

Over the years, key govemment figures at the Food and Ding Administration
(FDA) and other regulatory bodies, have either come from, or gone on to
hold senior positions at Monsanto. That in part might explain why Monsanto
gets clearance for its often dangerous products.

Monsanto's Failing PR Strategy pg287 Kenny Bruno

The PR Professionals. Lucinda Labes
 Monsanto Propaganda and an African Response to it. 24 African delegates
respond to Monsanto statement on world hunger Monsanto's PR strategy is to
depict itself as a philanthropic organisation interested in protecting the
natural environment and feeding the world's hungry. The reality, however,
could not be more different.

Why Biotechnology and High-Tech Agriculture Cannot Feed the World pg294
Andrew Kimbrell

The justification of Monsanto's flagship products depends upon the
maintenance of a number of false assumptions. Primary among them is the
myth that high-input agriculture, and genetic engineering in particular,
can alone satisfy the needs of a .             hungry world. This article
explains why neither, by the widest stretch of the imagination, can do so.

JHow Monsanto 'Listens' to Other Opinions pg299 Peter Montague

JHiding Damaging Information from the Public pg301 Steven Gorelick

SLAPPing Resistance. Andrew Rowell Monsanto Visits The Guardian. Bill
O'Neill "Monsanto Took Me To Court  -  and Lost". Werner Reisberger

A Message from India. Vandana Shiva

"Monsanto, You Have Shamed Us". Freda Morris

In advertisements in the national press, Monsanto promised to supply
readers with the addresses of vocal green critics of the food industry. It
was rare for a company to give free publicity to its opponents, Monsanto
boasted, 'but we believe that food is so important, everyone should know
all they want to about it'. Bus the claim that this was an open,
transparent company raised hollow laughs around the world.

The Frankenstein Corporation: Monsanto s Merger with American Home
Products pg306 Andrew Kimbrell

Boycott: Brands and Products to Avoid pg309 Jim Thomas

Who Are the Real Terrorists? pg312 Zac. Goldsmith

Return of the Seed Savers pg318 Mae-Wan Ho

Campaigns and News Centre pages

Reviews pg319 The Spirit of Regeneration edited by Frederique
Apffel-Marglin with PRATEC  -  Gard.Binney

Why Things Bite Back by Edward Tenner  -  Edward.Goldsmith

Letter Forum pg323

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