The Corporation

25 April 2005

Some highlights: a privatised water company in Bolivia makes it illegal for citizens to collect rain water, charging them one quarter of their income for water, then repossessing land and property when they are unable to pay; Terminator Seeds and their impact on farming in India, a corporation tries to make it illegal for farmers to save seed; a synthetic hormone widely used in America, but banned in Europe and Canada, that is known to cause unnecessary discomfort and infections in cows, which then have to be injected with antibiotics, that inturn find their way into the milk -sold for human consumption.

Not all doom and gloom, the film presents success stories of people who stood up to powerful corporations, and introduces individuals who have a sense of responsibility which they try to apply to their business practice. If you have never thought of the negative effects of capitalism, or wondered about the power Western corporations hold over the globe, or are interested in the legacy we are leaving for our great-grandchildren, this is a must see.

The Corporation

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...