Pros And Cons Of Monsanto

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Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation who is the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds on the planet. Over 90% of genetically engineered seeds that are planted around the world are produced by Monsanto. The Monsanto Protection Act, the documentary Food Inc., and many court cases pointing against Monsanto are just a few of its negative appearances in society. So how does Monsanto stay on top? In its encounter with soybean, corn, cotton and other farmers, Monsanto takes unfair advantage of congress members for its own financial and dominant gain. The Monsanto Protection Act, also known as HR 933, has organic farmers outraged and looking for their own protection. HR 933 protects Monsanto from federal…show more content…
HR 933 “was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills” (Sheets 2). Also “in this hidden backroom deal, Sen. Barbara Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety (quoted in Sheets 3). President Barack Obama, aside from having 250,000 voters signing a petition against HR 933, signed the provision…show more content…
, Kenner shows inside America’s corporate empowered industry. In a section of the documentary called The Veil, Kenner takes a look at the relationship between Monsanto’s corporate office and America’s judicial bodies. Kenner found that Clarence Thomas, who was a Monsanto attorney from 1976-1979 became a Supreme Court Justice from 1991 to the present. Thomas ended up writing the majority opinion in a cased that allowed companies like Monsanto to keep farmers from cleaning their previous planted seeds, or saving their own seeds. Kenner also found Margaret Miller, a chemical lab supervisor for Monsanto from 1985 to 1989 went to work for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as their Branch Chief from 1989 to present day. (Food,

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