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Forum Post: The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”

Posted 2 years ago on April 12, 2015, 7:27 p.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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1901: The company is founded by John Francis Queeny, a member of the Knights of Malta, a thirty year pharmaceutical veteran married to Olga Mendez Monsanto, for which Monsanto Chemical Works is named. The company’s first product is chemical saccharin, sold to Coca-Cola as an artificial sweetener.

Even then, the government knew saccharin was poisonous and sued to stop its manufacture but lost in court, thus opening the Monsanto Pandora’s Box to begin poisoning the world through the soft drink.

1920s: Monsanto expands into industrial chemicals and drugs, becoming the world’s largest maker of aspirin, acetylsalicyclic acid, (toxic of course). This is also the time when things began to go horribly wrong for the planet in a hurry with the introduction of their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

“PCBs were considered an industrial wonder chemical, an oil that wouldn’t burn, impervious to degradation and had almost limitless applications. Today PCBs are considered one of the gravest chemical threats on the planet. Widely used as lubricants, hydraulic fluids, cutting oils, waterproof coatings and liquid sealants, are potent carcinogens and have been implicated in reproductive, developmental and immune system disorders. The world’s center of PCB manufacturing was Monsanto’s plant on the outskirts of East St. Louis, Illinois, which has the highest rate of fetal death and immature births in the state.”(1)

more >>> http://www.realfarmacy.com/the-complete-history-of-monsanto-the-worlds-most-evil-corporation/

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[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Thanks, Brad. In my opinion, Monsanto can never get too much negative exposure. Good article, too, although it does contain a couple untruths, like Terminator seeds and the contention that Monsanto doesn't serve GM food in their cafeterias.

The Terminator seeds story is easy to research. They have the technology, but don't use it. No need, since the contracts farmers have to sign preclude reusing seeds for next year's crops.

As far as the cafeteria myth, according to what I've read, they serve both (aside from that one instance from 1999, in the UK, which was actually the catering company that serviced the cafeteria). Consider that one from a logical standpoint. If they didn't serve GM food in their cafeterias, it wouldn't be long before the story got out and became BIG news. Monsanto's not that stupid and besides, why would they care about the health of any of their employees aside from the high-level executives and biotech specialists since most their employees are replaceable low-level grunts?