Monsanto’s Legacy of Toxicity, Corruption and Scandalous Dealings

MEDIA ROOTS — Seeds are at the very core of the public commons as the first link in an essential food chain.  Throughout the 20th century, the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto perverted intellectual property laws to corner the world’s seed supply.

By allowing the food supply to be attached to the bottom line of a corporation, the world places its future in the hands of a corrupt few. Abby Martin explores the multinational corporation’s sordid past of corruption and toxicity and their current scandalous dealings for RT.

Monsanto’s corruption and current dealings

Monsanto’s scandalous legacy

The Monsanto Corporation has a nefarious public record that extends beyond the genetically modified seed industry.  It is responsible for the controversial artificial sweeteners saccharin and aspartame that are used in more than 6,000 consumer foods and beverages; dioxin based herbicides like 245-T/24-D (Agent Orange) that directly killed and maimed millions of Vietnamese; banned pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) responsible for the death of millions of marine animals, birds of prey and amphibians; deadly polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) discharged into rivers and landfills at the expense of human health; and Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) to unnaturally increase the milk yield in lactating cows.

Read more on Monsanto’s Sordid Past at Media Roots.

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9 Responses to Monsanto’s Legacy of Toxicity, Corruption and Scandalous Dealings

  1. BuzzCoastin July 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    even the Banksters aren’t as bullet-proof as Monsanto
    it’s time to Roundup Monsanto
    they are virulent pests

    • Zenc July 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      I’m willing to bet that neither of them are actually bullet-proof.

      • Anarchy Pony July 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

        I heard that.

      • 6Blackie6 July 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

         Only one way to find out!

  2. Iconography July 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    sorry, can’t take this girl very seriously when she’s racing around with We Are Crazy and Luke R. 

    I used to watch Russia Today religiously but once they got in bed with We Are Crazy I had to re-evaluate whether this is a source from which I trust to receive information. 

    • Monkey See Monkey Do July 9, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      I’d like to see her on Naked News though

      • Iconography July 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

        that makes one of us

        • Monkey See Monkey Do July 10, 2012 at 11:37 am #

          Oh c’mon. Russia today (ie. mainstream news) isn’t much different

  3. Pasha Yushin July 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Supporting Monsanto is like supporting the devil. There are many documentaries explaining how destructive the company is going back to the Vietnam War chemical warfare and now our food supply.

    So, I recently created a website describing my perspective on organic food, which currently is the fastest growing food sector in the US.

    http://www.organichawaii.org

    Aloha~

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