The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides

The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides

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A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives - housing, agriculture, work places, sidewalks, subways, schools, parks, even the air we breathe. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring - her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment - The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup takes a fresh look at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against the purveyors of poison and the governments that enable them.

The scientists and activists contributing to The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup, edited by long-time Green activist Mitchel Cohen, explore not only the dangers of glyphosate - better known as "Roundup" - but the campaign resulting in glyphosate being declared as a probable cancer-causing agent. In an age where banned pesticides are simply replaced with newer and more deadly ones, and where corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and DuPont scuttle attempts to regulate the products they manufacture, what is the effective, practical, and philosophical framework for banning glyphosate and other pesticides?

The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides takes lessons from activists who have come before and offers a radical approach that is essential for defending life on this planet and creating for our kids, and for ourselves, a future worth living in.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1510735135
  • 9781510735132
  • 1,099,401

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Praise for Mitchel Cohen: This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned, and this book is sounding a well-informed alarm. Read it. Get educated and then join the thousands rising up against those who care more for profit than the health of our bodies and our earth.
-Eve EnslerNew York Times bestselling author of I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, The Vagina Monologues, and In the Body of the World


Activism and science need one another to stay grounded in reality. Few environmental activists have done more than the poet and science writer Mitchel Cohen to connect with scholars across a multitude of disciplines in his tireless campaign to keep the natural world from turning into a toxic hell. This book, with its remarkably varied group of expert contributors, is both a monument to Cohen's ongoing efforts and a resource for those who will be inspired by it to join forces with him.
-Stuart Newman, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College


This book delivers the goods. Mitchel Cohen and his coauthors have thoroughly and effectively indicted Monsanto, Syngenta, and other Big Food corporations for poisoning our soil, our water, and our genomes.
-Clifford D. Conner, author of A People's History of Science, and the forthcoming Tragedy of American Science: From Truman to Trump


The Global Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup is an absolutely vital book for so many who have been diagnosed with diseases their doctors say were caused by vague "environmental factors. " Mitchel Cohen explains precisely what are these "environmental factors." Read it as if your life depended on it, because it does.
-George Caffentzis, author of No Blood for Oil: Essays on Energy, Class Struggle and War 1998-2016


Few battles are as important today across the planet as that to free the earth, the seas, and woods from the poisons that companies like Monsanto are pouring in them. The Fight Against Monsanto's Round up: The Politics of Pesticides is a great resource in that struggle. Read it and give it to all your friends and comrades.
-Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch
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About Vandana Shiva

Mitchel Cohen coordinates the No Spray Coalition in New York City, which successfully sued the City government over its indiscriminate spraying of toxic pesticides. In 1997, he organized the campaign to rid NYC public schools of milk from cows injected with genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone, and in 2001, he ran for Mayor of NYC as one of five Green Party candidates. He was editor of the national newspaper Green Politix, and of the NY State Green Party newspaper. Mitchel edited Red Balloon, the journal of the Red Balloon Collective that he cofounded at SUNY Stony Brook, and chaired WBAI radio's Local Board. His writings include: The Social Construction of Neurosis, and other pamphlets; What is Direct Action?, a book that draws on personal experiences as well as lessons from Occupy Law Street; and two books of poetry, One-Eyed Cat Takes Flight and The Permanent Carnival. His forthcoming book of poetry and short stories, The Rubber Stamp Man, is available in 2019.
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