Neil Young se paie Monsanto dans un court métrage

27/07/15 à 16:46 - Mise à jour à 17:17

Source: Knack

Peu après la sortie de son nouvel album, The Monsanto Years, le grand-père du grunge publie un mini-documentaire, Seeding Fear, dans lequel il part en guerre contre la société de biotechnologie controversée.

Neil Young se paie Monsanto dans un court métrage

Neil Young. © REUTERS/Trevor Hagan

Le film Seeding Fear ("planter la peur") traite du procès que Monsanto intenté en 2003 contre un fermier américain et son père pour violation d'un brevet sur le soja génétiquement modifié. L'agriculteur aurait ainsi gardé et produit illégalement des graines de soja Monsanto. Un procès soldé par un accord conclu en 2006.

Dans le film, l'agriculteur Michael White explique que l'affaire a ruiné la vie de son père. "Il avait constamment peur que Monsanto le poursuive à nouveau." Même sur son lit de mort, ce dernier avait encore la peur de Monsanto au ventre, témoigne White. "Ce film raconte l'histoire d'une famille de paysans aux États-Unis, note Neil Young sur sa page Facebook. Mais la même chose se passe dans le reste du monde."

Toujours sur sa page Facebook, Neil Young affirme que de nombreux éminents politiciens américains, tant démocrates que républicains, "de Clinton à Bush", entretiennent des relations étroites avec Monsanto. Les prochaines élections présidentielles pourraient renforcer encore un peu la position de l'entreprise.

A Message From Neil Young -As I write this, the dark act is up for a vote in the House of Representatives; representatives of the people. The dark act takes away the rights of those people to vote for or against things like GMO labeling in their states. It does seem ironic. If the act is passed, it will truly be a dark day for America.Monsanto is a corporation with great wealth, now controlling over 90% of soybean and corn growth in America. Family farms have been replaced by giant agri corp farms across this great vast country we call home. Farm aid and other organizations have been fighting the losing battle against this for 30 years now. Dairy and meat farming is done in those white sheds you see from the freeway, no longer on the green pastures of home with the old farmhouses and barns. Those beautiful buildings now stand in ruin across the country. This has happened on our watch while the country slept, distracted by advertising and false information from the corporations. Monsanto and others simply pay the politicians for voting their way. This is because of "Citizens United", a legislation that has made it possible for corporations to have the same rights as people, while remaining immune to people's laws. Both Democratic and Republican front runners are in bed with Monsanto, from Clinton to Bush, as many government branches are and have been for years. This presidential election could further cement the dominance of corporation's rights over people's rights in America. If you have a voice you have a choice. Use it.On the human side, the film I would like you to see tells the story of a farming family in America, but the same thing is happening around the world. It is a story that takes 10 minutes of your time to see. It is a simple human one, telling the heartbreaking story of one man who fought the corporate behemoth Monsanto, and it illustrates why I was moved to write The Monsanto Years.The film presents a rare opportunity to hear from the source as Mr. White is one of only four farmers who is still legally allowed to speak about his case as all the others have been effectively silenced.Thanks for reading this and I hope you look at this simple and powerful film, "Seeding Fear". Neil YoungThe Monsanto Years

Posted by Neil Young on jeudi 23 juillet 2015

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