Case Study: Monsanto Company

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SCENE 1: (audio) “Monsanto can do anything they want to you, and put anything they want into your foods. There’s nothing you can do about it.” Quote by, Jesse Ventura SCENE 2: (audio) NARRATOR: “Growing better together.” Well, at least that’s what they are claiming. Since the creation of the corporation, it has been damaging the environment and the people. They’ve been hiding and concealing the dark truth. They are Monsanto. SCENE3: (reshoot): **CEO/Important Official from Monsanto slams desk** CEO / Main Executive from Monsanto: Are there any ways to earn more? We have to earn more profit. Executive 1: Sir, how about we focus on the mining industry? CEO / Main Executive from Monsanto: What!? That’s absurd and stupid. Any other ideas?…show more content…
How about we use the electric industry as our platform? According to my research There are experts which claim that the most widely used coolant for industrial capacitors, the mineral oil, are poor and ineffective. We can replace this coolant with the PCBs, that we recently created. Plus, we’re the only ones who created it, so the business will be extremely lucrative. Executive 1: That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard of. Those PCBs you are talking about are pollutants that are extremely toxic. They are even proven to be carcinogens. **CEO/Important Official from Monsanto stands up and starts clapping** CEO / Main Executive from Monsanto: Excellent!!! That’s the thing we needed right now. Who cares if it’s a carcinogen or a pollutant, or whatever it is. Our main goal is to earn profit. q SCENE4: (audio) ~~~Picture of laboratory & factory~~~ NARRATOR: The production of PCBs began regardless of the corporation’s recognition of the fatal side-effects of the chemicals. The PCBs were introduced to the electric industry, in the early 1930s. It was used as coolants in electric devices, especially in power transformers, prior to the…show more content…
Just like during the Manhattan Project, we need your help. CEO / Main Executive from Monsanto: Yes sir. We will immediately start the production of the herbicide. It’ll be ready to be launched soon. SCENE 6: (audio) ~~~Actual footage~~~~ (00:16+00:05) NARRATOR: This is the herbicide Monsanto created, which is called the Agent Orange. 20 million gallons of it were sprayed on the Vietnamese jungles and fields over a 9 year period, from 1962 to 1971. It contains 2,3,5-T acids, 2,4-D acids, and TCDDs, which are carcinogenic chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and skin diseases. 2½ million U.S. soldiers were exposed by the Agent Orange during the Vietnamese War. These veterans suffered from various types of cancer. In Vietnam, the Agent Orange led to 1.5 million birth defected babies, and 2 million people suffering by cancer. SCENE 7: (video & audio) **Executives of Monsanto burning research

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