Taking over Monsanto01 Apr 2004 00:05 GMT
Monsanto, the world's biggest producer of GE crops.
So far 33 million Euros have been raised, and Soros Foundation has offer to double all money raised. The EU Commissioner on Competition Policy, Mario Monti, has welcomed the move as an important step towards a system of accountable and sustainable transnationals.
First changes in the corporate agenda will include to hire Percy Schmeiser, Jose Bove and Vandana Shiva to set up a business unit on Agricultural De-contamination. International stoke markets reacted positive to the announcement, because it might stop the negative impact that Life Science Companies and their patent policies have on the international market.Meanwhile the US considers to bring the new Monsanto before the WTO court.
This move has a longer history with approaches to change companies from within or by offering alternative products (like Adbusters' Blackspot Sneaker) and Fair Trade distribution systems like TransFair ( de, en) or the Cafe Libertad.