Monsanto has one of the most incredible corporate records of pollution, market manipulation and utter disdain for the individuals who come in contact with their products.
They have discovered, developed or sold chemical wonders like Agent Orange, Roundup, PCB, Bovine Growth Hormone (rGBH), Asbestos, Aspartame... An utterly amazing record—as if they take pleasure in making chemicals that kill and make money at the same time. Now they control 70-100% of genetically modified seed markets, depending on the crop.
Ater years of accusation and litigation, they moved away from their original business, harmful synthetic chemicals and environmentaly destructive petro-chemicals, into everyone's business—food. Better be careful, boycott Monsanto and raise awareness about their tyrrany, or the makers of Agent Orange may turn out to be the ones who make your bread as well.
The story at the link above describes how they brutaly enforce their quasi-monopolies over a number of new GMO markets they have entered—usually at the expense of local farmers.
The Democracy Now interview below is a classic where host, Amy Goodman, corners Monanto CEO, Robert Shapiro, at the 2000 WTO meetings in Seattle, and asks him some of the most direct questions he's ever been asked in public about Monsanto's record of pollution and corruption...
› David vs. Monsanto Democracy Now
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