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Thursday, October 2, 2014

New book examines WWF's relationship with Monsanto and Big Business

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GM Watch | Sep 28, 2014 | Claire Robinson

WWF's lawsuits failed to achieve ban on book

In 2011 the German film maker Wilfried Huismann released his documentary film exposé of WWF, The Silence of the Pandas. The film highlighted the devastation caused by the expansion of GM soy in South America and WWF's collaboration with Monsanto in the Round Table on Responsible Soy, an industry-led greenwashing forum that tries to portray GM soy as "responsible".

Now Huismann has published an English language book on his investigations. It's available as an e-book or in a Kindle edition from Amazon. Paperback version available soon.
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PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF

pandaleaks.org, 24 Sept 2014
http://www.pandaleaks.org/operation-lock/

We are pleased and proud to announce the long-awaited publication of PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF: the controversial book by award-winning German journalist and filmmaker Wilfried Huismann is  finally available in an English language edition – unabridged and updated.

PandaLeaks is a journalistic tour de force unearthing the grim secrets of the world’s biggest and most powerful wildlife conservation organization. When the German edition was first published in 2012 it went straight to the bestseller list. Despite the fact that the WWF had initially managed to stop its sale for several weeks with a massive campaign of threats to the book trade. A subsequent series of lawsuits launched by the WWF also failed to achieve a book ban.

The WWF cannot refute the facts gathered by Wilfried Huismann during his two-year research expedition to all corners of the “green empire”: the WWF is in bed with the world’s biggest environmental polluters; it “greenwashes” the ecological crimes of Big Business, the corporations currently destroying the last remaining rainforests and natural habitats on earth; and it accepts their money. The WWF doesn’t stop short of cooperating with GMO giant Monsanto. The facts are clear and sobering: the business model of the famous “eco” organization does more to harm nature than to protect it.

Huismann dug deep into the history of the WWF and found several skeletons in the closet: the elite secret club known as “The 1001”, and a private military commando unit deployed in Africa against big game poachers – and against black African liberation movements. In the name of environmental protection the WWF has initiated the displacement and cultural extinction of indigenous peoples the world over. The German newspaper Die Welt wrote: “The revelations of this book shatter faith in the panda as a force for good.”

Huismann’s book is a fast-paced exposé based on boots-on-the-ground journalism. Jam-packed with startling revelations, it is a must-read for anyone who wants a glimpse behind the façade of global power structures, and anyone prepared to hear what the WWF panda isn’t saying.

PandaLeaks is now available as an ebook for 8,99 € / 9,99 $ and as a book on demand (256 pages) for 19,99 € (VAT not included) / 24,99 $. You can buy it directly on our homepage, or at Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google play.

Please visit our website for additional information: www.pandaleaks.org

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