The kinetic artwork shows what can be left of our plant world after the loss of biodiversity. A protest against the trade of multinational biotechnology and agricultural poison companies such as Monsanto. A warning we should not ignore.
Monsanto’s history is riddled with controversy. After the production of chemical weapons, it has turned to agriculture, producing herbicides and genetically modified plants that are herbicides resistant. Monsanto is gaining more and more control over agriculture through the patenting of genetic traits and a relentless stream of lawsuits against farmers (the company now employs more lawyers than researchers), as well as the active takeover of seed companies including all major seed companies of the Netherlands.
the law is now called the “Monsanto Protection Act
In the United States, recently a law has been passed that makes Monsanto immune, among other things, from a judicial ban on the sale and production of genetically modified seeds. This has been made possible by the strong lobbying of the biotechnology industry, and considerably strengthens their judicial position. Partly because of this, the law is now called the “Monsanto Protection Act” by its opponents. These developments are seen by critics and activists as the expanding power of business over essential human needs such as the right to food health and autonomy. These rights are being jeopardized by this power grab by companies like Monsanto.
After Monsanto 2020
Glas en staal 2013