The World According To Monsanto

Monsanto is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide “Roundup”, as well as producing 90% of the world’s genetically modified (GMO) seeds.

Over Monsanto’s 110-year history (1901-2012), Monsanto Co (MON.N), the world’s largest seed company, has evolved from primarily an industrial chemical concern into a pure agricultural products company. MON profited $2 billion dollars in 2009, but their record profits fell to only $1 billion in 2010 after activists exposed Monsanto for doing terribly evil acts like suing good farmers and feeding uranium to pregnant women.

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Monsanto, best know today for its agricultural biotechnology GMO products, has a long and dirty history of polluting this country and others with some of the most toxic compounds known to humankind. From PCBs to Agent Orange to Roundup, we have many reasons to question the motives of this evil corporation that claims to be working to reduce environmental destruction and feed the world with its genetically engineered GMO food crops. Monsanto has been repeatedly fined and ruled against for, among many things: mislabeling containers of Roundup, failing to report health data to EPA, plus chemical spills and improper chemical deposition.

The name Monsanto has since, for many around the world, come to symbolize the greed, arrogance, scandal and hardball business practices of many multinational corporations. A couple of historical factoids not generally known: Monsanto was heavily involved during WWII in the creation of the first nuclear bomb for the Manhattan Project via its facilities in Dayton Ohio and called the Dayton Project headed by Charlie Thomas, Director of Monsanto’s Central Research Department (and later Monsanto President) and it operated a nuclear facility for the federal government in Miamisburg, also in Ohio, called the Mound Project until the 80s.

The World According To Monsanto

Based on a painstaking investigation, The World According to Monsanto puts together the pieces of the company’s history, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and numerous first-hand accounts. Today, Monsanto likes to style itself as a “life sciences” company. The leader in genetically modified seeds, engineered to resist its herbicide Roundup, claims it wants to solve world hunger while protecting the environment. In the light of its troubling past, can we really believe these noble intentions? Misleading reports, collusion, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption: the history of Monsanto is filled with disturbing episodes. Behind its clean, green image, Monsanto is tightening its grasp on the world seed market, striving for market supremacy to the detriment of food security and the global environment.

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Further information:
Genetically Modified Organisms
Occupy Monsanto
Millions Against Monsanto

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4 responses to “The World According To Monsanto

  1. They will lie about anything for profit. No wonder people turn against Bill Gates. We need to start to talk about the people who make up Monsanto. Monsanto is just a shield. Who are those people intent on killing us?

      • Oh my. I have posted on Bill Gates, Monsanto and vaccines a while back. But, those were articles. To hear him speak and admit that he wants to spread more poison (vaccines, television and whatnot) because of what his friends did and do to the environment, is sickening. I really have to focus, and remind myself that he is just a tool. He is just the poster boy and distracting us (and cashing in well on our ignorance). Worse, I sit behind my computer and use his ‘Windows’. Oh, when will this madness stop?!

    • It is in our hand to, at least, letting people be aware of what is behind the curtain, and by being aware maybe reach out and create a vision of unity. I am glad that the people is -little by little- awakening, and I hope a global mind shift starts to take its effect as soon as possible. It is quite difficult to conceive a brighter future otherwise. Thank you for your comments!

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