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Bitter Seeds: Monsanto's Legacy—Debt and Mass Suicides

Several years ago, I sat in a San Francisco screening room with other local film critics to watch China Blue, the second documentary in Micha X. Peled's ambitious Globalization Trilogy. China Blue shared the stories of several young men and women who had moved from rural villages to urban factories where they labored long hours producing blue jeans for US consumers. The film was by turns astonishing, amusing, and heartbreaking. At one point, I had to stumble from my seat and flee to the lobby to get a grip on my emotions.

Given the impact of China Blue, I was somewhat on edge as I prepared to view the final production in Bay Area filmmaker Peled's trilogy. Bitter Seeds, after all, promised an unstinting look at the mass suicides of Indian farmers.

The first surprise was the presentation. Bitter Seeds does not look like a documentary. It is exquisitely cinematic — shot like a movie, with an omnipresent lens that follows the protagonists through scenes that proceed as if envisioned on a storyboard. (When someone boards a bus, for example, we see them inside the bus, we see the bus from the outside as it rolls down a road, and we watch as they climb off the bus when it finally pulls over and parks.) It isn't until the first 20 minutes have passed that the first talking head interview pops up.

Multinational Marketing: Making a Killing

Early on, the film blackboards some essential announcements: "Half the world's population are farmers" and, in India, a quarter-million of these farmers have committed suicide in the past 16 years — one suicide every 80 minutes.

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If there is any divine, karmic, or earthly justice left ...

.. all those responsible for the rise of genetically modified crops and animals will burn in the darkest depths of dante's hell.

Other than the rape of our constitutional republic and the minds of the american people, nothing enfuriates me more than this.

Monsanto, Dow and the rest of these f*ckers need to go down hard.

More Punches.

These demons are doing long term damage. add verbal ones, or give the demons whats due to them - rocks on their faces. (]:)>
+1.

An India story & GMO antidote

"One Man, One Cow, One Planet"
http://vimeo.com/48799040

Thanks for the post, legalize.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thank you

we are all abused!

NOW!

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This is corporatism -- fascism

What Ron Paul and Gary Johnson fights against.

Do not rate it (the post) down -- learn the issue!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15