In this paper I will argue that what Monsanto is doing to argructiler is acceptable. Monsanto is the world's largest seed company speazealzing in biotechnology. Some of the modifications they do is, plant seeds to increase the harvest yield of crops, lessen the amount of pesticides used, also modify the plant to become drought resistant. Monsanto also have developed a code of ethics due to past mistakes. With the rise of Monsanto they has been several critiques about what the company is doing to our food we consume.
Monsanto is a multinational agricultural and agrochemical biotechnology corporation based in America and is the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto argues that using science and newfound research to create genetically modified food is necessary in order to save our world from starvation. Eduardo Blumwald, a professor of cell biology and employee for Monsanto, says that genetically modified food could be “the only viable solution we have for our future” (Ostrander 24) where it is predicted that the temperature and population will soar. Blumwald argues that without genetically engineering food to produce under high temperatures with little water, the world could potentially starve in this predicted future. Yet regardless of “biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit” (“GMO Facts”). Instead, Monsanto genetically modifies food to resist RoundUp, a pesticide the company has created to kill any plants or bugs other than the genetically engineered crop. According to the World Health Organization, this pesticide “is a probable human carcinogen” (“GMOs”) due to glyphosate, a
Monsanto Food inc. is a public company that works in the agriculture sector. This company specialises in growing crops that have been genetically modified. They create herbicides that kill the weeds between the crops, and chemicals that allow produce to grow much larger than it naturally would.
The American general populace is being poisoned without knowing it and agricultural chemical companies sharpen their swords to guard their strong rooms. The two kings in question are Monsanto and DuPont both companies hold patents on almost every modified or biotechnological crop along with almost every patent on pesticide the market. Monsanto has gone to lengths to sue farmers and even DuPont over several different issues concerning common day practices. Monsanto continues to assure the public about their extremely safe products, however contributes millions of their 59.83Billion on anti genetically modified labeling in the USA. (Forbes) The truth is out there to be discovered and billionaires continue to ensepulcher it in the catacombs
Monsanto Company is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Monsanto focuses on the production of agricultural seeds, biotechnology traits in plants, and crop protection chemicals. Monsanto originated with the production of saccharin. Over time, however, they expanded their products to include plastics, industrial fluids, herbicides, and pesticides. Monsanto’s shift from the chemical world to biotechnology came from their 1983 breakthrough as one of the first to genetically modify a plant cell. In 1987, they were first to conduct field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops.
According to Monstano’s website they are an agriculture company that helps supports farmers. They claim to do this by producing seeds that help farmers increase yield while saving the environment. This is a great business model as they produce seeds that are resistant to herbicides, which eliminate weeds from farms. This is such a great business model as they also produce the product that eliminates the weeds. In order to eliminate seeds from a farm, a farmer must buy Monsanto’s seeds, as well as their herbicides. However these seeds do not occur naturally in nature, like many bacteria who have evolved to acquire antibiotic resistance, these seeds are genetically modified by humans. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques such as recombinant DNA technology. Recently GMO’s have come to the forefront after many years, as people are starting to learn more from independent studies. However Monsanto has tried to cover up these studies in order to stop laws about GMO labeling to save the company. Monsanto has been linked to many different acts of corruption over the past decade, including using bribery to pay a politician from another country to try to stop legislation over GMO labeling. After clearly taking part in acts of corruption over a long period of time, Monsanto needs to be punished for their actions that are hurting the American public and environment.
As society continues to evolve, and progress so do the needs of the population. New advancements in biotechnology, particularly the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) have become a controversial topic in the early 21st century. What makes it controversial is that the process involves an organism whose genetic material has been modified due to genetic engineering techniques. Technology is used to alter the makeup of organisms such as animals, plants, or bacteria. GMO's are the source of many modified foods and are used widely in scientific research to produce other goods as well. (Wald, 2013) The controversy lies within the ethics, legal and social prospects.
A recent upsurge of opposition to the production of genetically modified crops has farmers all over America asking themselves one question: To modify or not to modify? Genetically modified (GM) crops allow farmers to use fewer pesticides while still achieving the same yields. American farmers have planted GM crops since 1995 and, at least for the first few years, had no problems selling these products to the public. Recently, however, there has been a movement by several activist groups, some of which have the support of accredited scientists, to make a distinction on grocery store shelves between GM foods and those that were produced normally. This process, called labeling, strikes fear in the hearts of most farmers who are afraid that an uninformed American public will steer clear of the GM crops “just to be on the safe side.” The fact of the matter is that Americans have been eating these altered crops since 1995 and no one has been harmed. This simple albeit somehow debatable fact did not stop one interest group from taking out several full-page ads in the New York Times warning of the dangers of these newfangled foods (Isserman, 2001). This, like many technological advances has met much resistance, but it will ultimately be accepted and change the face of agriculture.
The justice of our country is shameless to protect farmers from Monsanto. The blindfold lady holding a set of scales is set up to honor the value of cash. The winner is those who deposit the most cash on the scales. The farmer has no chance because the control is with Monsanto. The company controls the seed to the supermarket. Justice Clarence Thomas was Montana's attorney and wrote his opinion that Montano had the right to own the seed. Monsanto is also closely connected to the Bush Administration, and highly qualified in efficiency that broke the traditional farmer. The farmers are slaves to Montano, and it is wise to check the label and the origin of food. The public has a right to know and must not be rebuked in challenging the system.
Monsanto has several stakeholders that have a direct impact on the way Monsanto does business. Some of the stakeholders have direct access within the company and other stakeholders are outside parties that influence the decisions that Monsanto makes. While all play roles in the checks and balances of very controversial company that faces many unknowns. It is widely publicized that Monsanto operates in a very controversial space as many larger corporations are going away from genetically modified foods and a debate over labeling exists (Lee, 2014). In addition Monsanto is attempting to improve its influence and gain new markets and stakeholders. The conversion is evident with the forty six billion dollar to acquire Syngenta a Swiss based
Originally a chemical company founded in 1901, the history of Monsanto famous in their crimes to society. The Monsanto today is focusing on supporting farmers around the world by bringing better seeds for farmers. Monsanto provides seeds, crop protection as well as field corn, cotton and soybeans. With more than 20,000 employees and 404 facilities across 67 countries, Monsanto invested $1,5 billion to research new innovations. (www.monsanto.com )
Monsanto’s is not listed among the Weakest Reputation corporations from the Harris Report from 2008 (Ferrell, Hartline, 2014). However, they are currently listed in 96th place out of 100 for 2015 results from the current Harris Report (The Harris Poll, 2016). Monsanto received a score of 60.43 which falls into the poor category range of 55-64. The company has extensive work to complete to recovery from past indiscretions—Agent Orange, bribery, toxic waste dumping and cover up, and the perception of greed over human decency (Adams, 2012). It is not surprising that Monsanto has a low score due to the many complications in its long corporate history, and legal issues. Typically, firms with poor reputations are companies that have been through