The Mind's Eye show

category: News & Politics

Monsanto & GMOs / J Somerville Park

8/26/2014


Season 2 - Episode 1(8/26/14)
Book: Seeds of Reprisal: Monsanto vs. Michael White
Guest: J. Somerville Park

The Mind's Eye with Brian Turnof converses with J Somerville Park about his book Seeds of Reprisal: Monsanto vs. Michael White, which focuses on the story of a seed merchant and fourth-generation farmer, Michael White, who had a good life on Alabama’s Sand Mountain. But it disintegrated into a nightmare soon after he spotted a man from Monsanto spying on him. White was sued by Monsanto for patent infringement regarding its genetically modified seeds and threatened with financial ruin. Refusing to buckle, he chose to fight. And that’s when the conglomerate’s spies—using tactics that would embarrass the KGB—decided to teach him a lesson he would never forget. A classic David vs. Goliath saga, this is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and phenomenal courage one person can muster when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. This is a cautionary tale about the future and safety of our food supply.

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