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The results of a striking three-year-long research that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin throughout 4 continents (North and South the US, Europe, and Asia), the realm in response to Monsanto tells the little-known but stunning tale of this agribusiness giant--the world's top manufacturer of GMOs (genetically converted organisms)--and how its new "green" face is not any much less malign than its PCB- and Agent Orange-soaked previous.
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A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy within the electronic age, Citizenville finds how traditional americans can reshape their executive for the higher. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today’s govt is caught within the final century whilein either the non-public zone and our own livesabsolutely every thing else has replaced. The explosion of social media, the evolution of web trade, the ubiquity of shrewdpermanent telephones that could entry all of the world’s info; within the face of those striking advances, our executive looks more and more beside the point and out of touch.
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The next election brought William Tudor Gardiner to the governor's house and fresh worries about a Department of Justice investigation of expenditures on Maine roads. The Department of Agriculture directed the rural roads program, and Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine asked for the investigation because of thousands of missing barrels of cement intended for road use. Although investigators failed to turn up the cement or guilty parties, Jardine held the highway commissioners responsible and demanded that they be fired or he would suspend federal funds.