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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.

"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."

Paul Achitoff
Managing Attorney, Earthjustice

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