“US Sought “Talking Points” to Combat Impact of French Documentary on Monsanto”
By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 25, 2011
There are multiple indications in the large cache of US State Embassy cables WikiLeaks has been releasing (extended summary here) that the US State Department is willing to do just about anything to ensure the multinational agricultural biotech corporation, Monsanto, has its interests protected in countries around the world.
Cables show the State Department has been very active in defending Monsanto in France during the past decade. In one particular case, a French documentary, “The World According to Monsanto,” was released. A diplomat with the US embassy in Madrid immediately felt the need for “talking points” so it knew what to say in response to the content in the film. (Full article here)
French documentary source website (Arte.tv)