How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply
Monsanto researchers in Stonington, Ill., are working to develop new soybean varieties that will be tolerant to agricultural herbicide and have greater yields in July 2006. (Photo: Monsanto via The New York Times) Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government.
This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.
Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the worlds top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. Its time we take a closer look at whos controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto.
Patty Lovera, Food and Water Watch assistant director, says they decided to focus on Monsanto because they felt a need to put together a piece where people can see all of the aspects of this company.
It really strikes us when we talk about how clear it is that this is a chemical company that wanted to expand its reach, she says. A chemical company that started buying up seed companies. She feels its important for food activists to understand all of the ties between the seeds and the chemicals.
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