Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin discusses her recent film The World According to Monsanto in which she exposes many of Monsanto's controversial practices, from concealing knowledge of toxicity of PCBs to producing genetically modified seeds and related herbicides.
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Monsanto has long history of manufacturing dangerous products. In 1949, an explosion at a Monsanto factory in Nitro, US, caused 228 workers to develop an extremely disfiguring illness caused by dioxin, a highly toxic by-product of 2,4,5-T, a powerful herbicide manufactured in the factory.
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