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How Genetically Modified Soy Threatens Ecological Stability

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Soy Beans... Responsible For This?

From, Nov 1 2012

"This Greenpeace documentary, based on a lengthy, intensive investigation, discusses how soy producers in Brazil are devastating the Amazon rainforest, stealing native farmers’ land and burning down their homes, and even assassinating their activists, in order to turn the land into massive soy plantations.

Three multinational companies—ADM, Bunge, and Cargill—account for 60 percent of the total financing of soy production in Brazil and the destruction of nearly three million acres of Brazilian rainforest between 2007 and 2008.

Brazil is now the second largest soybean producer in the world, second only to the U.S; but Brazil has the fastest climbing share of genetically modified soybean crops.

GE soy crops are associated with resistant super weeds and super pests, uncontrollable cross contamination, and serious health hazards, including allergies, infertility, birth defects, bizarre mutations and cancer, just to name a few."

This documentary is a real eye opener. Who could imagine the soy bean could be responsible for such devastation?

Best to go full screen on this one, as much of the film uses subtitles.

--Bibi Farber

This documentary was produced by Greenpeace