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Logique De Profit Logique De Mort
Maker: Fédération Anarchiste
Date Made: 2007
Place Made: France: Paris
Measurements: 60 cm x 40 cm; 23 5/8 in x 15 3/4 in
Main Subject: Ecology
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Logique De Profit Ogm Agro-Buziness G8 Pollution Dechets Productivisme Marées Noires Logique De M [symbol of bio waste] rt F[Anarchy symbol] Fédération Anarchiste-145, rue Amelot-75011 Paris
Acquisition Number: 2007-274
Translation: Logic of Profit / Logic of Death GMO, Agro-Business, G8, Pollution, Waste, Oil Spills
The practices and policies of multinational corporations often prioritize profit over the health of people and the environment. For example, giant agribusiness firms, which overlook the production and distribution of agricultural goods, claim that genetically modified organisms (GMOS) are safe and beneficial. GMOs are living organisms whose genetic material has been manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. GMOs can increase a crop’s tolerance to pests and herbicides, meaning that there is a larger crop yield and thus, a larger profit. More pesticides and herbicides are also used. Despite evidence that shows that GMOs harm people and the environment, it is in the economic interest of corporations to insist that GMOs are perfectly safe. These corporations are often so powerful that they influence policy around environmental issues. In the European Union, food containing GMOs must be identified on the labels. This is not the case in the U.S. and Canada, where millions of people are unaware of what they are consuming.
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