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Timeline: Monsanto's Chemical Romance

Monsanto, whose roots began in creating toxic chemical concoctions like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and DDT, is the world leader in genetically engineered seed production. It has benefited tremendously from biotechnology by packaging its Roundup Ready line of GE seeds with its Roundup herbicide. But what’s good for Monsanto’s business isn’t so great for people or the environment. Take a walk through Monsanto's seedy past:

Monsanto's Chemical Romance

The biotech company has a seedy past


Essentially what you’re finding is that Monsanto and a few other companies are, to a very significant extent, controlling what people are eating to a degree that I think many consumers don’t realize because they don’t realize how much of the food they eat contains genetically engineered corn, or canola, or soy. (Listen to an interview with Paul.)

Paul Achitoff
Earthjustice Managing Attorney