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The Ecologist

VOLUM E 28 No 5 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBE R 199;

Contents

FRANKENSTEIN P OODS

BAN GMOs NOW

Th e Monsanto File s

251 An Open Letter to Robert

Shapiro, CEO, Monsanto The Editors

252 Seeds of Disaster

HRH The Prince of Wales

254 Monsanto: A Checkered History

Brian Tokar 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? 262 PCBs: Can the World's Sea Mammals Survive Them?

Joseph. Cummins

264 Agent Orange: The Poisoning of Vietnam.

Hugh Warwick 266 Bovine Growth Hormones.

Paul Kingsnorth 270 Roundup: The World's Biggest Selling Herbicide.

Joseph Mendelson 276 The Terminator Technology.

Ricarda. A. Steinhrecher and Pat Roy Mooney

280 Revolving Doors: Monsanto and

the Regulators Jennifer Ferrara Over the years, key government figures at the Food and Drug 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.

282 Cosy Relations: Monsanto and the UK Environment

Agency 283 Getting The Government On Your Side

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