Monsanto Monsters

Home and Garden - Garden - General
By: jseven    
26-Jan-2011

Introduction:Monsanto is an American based agricultural, biotechnology corporation that creates and sends out monsters to many nations of the world.

John Francis Queeny, 30 year pharmaceutical veteran, started Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri in 1901. His wealthy father-in-law, Emmanuel Mendes De Monsonato, financed a sugar company in Puerto Rico that was based out of the West Indies.

Some of the first products introduced by Monsanto are saccharin, caffeine and vanillin, all sold to the Coca-Cola company. They also were a part of the 1940s development of the first nuclear weapons, in the Ohio "Manhattan Project."

Needless to say, Monsanto has made some legitimate enemies such as multitudes of farmers, Greenpeace, environmentalists and organic food supporters.

The Obama administration has received numerous petitions to stop Monsanto's GMO monsters, but continues to approve them.

  • 01

    DDT and Agent Orange

    Monsanto created the monsters, DDT and Agent Orange during the 1940s. DDT was a highly, toxic herbicide that was banned by Congress in 1972, due mostly to environmentalists like Rachael Carson, who wrote the DDT exposing book, "Silent Spring."

    Agent Orange was a highly carcinogenic toxin to anyone who came in contact with it. It was used during the Vietnam War as a defoliant agent and caused multiple thousands of hideously deformed people as well as stillborn babies. Agent Orange also caused tons of horrendous health issues to soldiers exposed to it, as well as up to 400,000 people's deaths.

    Since 1978, several lawsuits have been filed against the producers of Agent Orange, including a class action suit by U.S. Veterans.

  • 02

    Artificial Sweeter Asparatame, Nutra Sweet, Equal and Amino Sweet

    Another sweet, poison monster created by Monsanto was aspartame, better known as "Nutra-Sweet." After the carcinogenic saccharin debate went on for years, Monsanto produced a new toxic sweetener. There are now over 5,000 products with aspartame in them; diet sodas being one of the main ones. In fact a new name has been given to this old poison and it's called "AminoSweet." Unfortunately, the health of the consumer is of little regard when it comes to the big money that can be made off these dangerous chemicals.

  • 03

    Bovine Growth Hormone

    This Monsanto monster called bovine growth hormone, has affected a huge portion of our meat and dairy supply. The synthetic hormone, rBGH or rBST, is injected into the cows to increase milk production. It also has been proven to cause rapid infant growth and early development in girls. This hormone monster is also associated with and known to accelerate breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. Do look for labels on your milk and meat that state it is hormone-free. That in itself, is a war being waged by big conglomerate farms that are losing money over these labels.

  • 04

    Pcbs and Roundup

    PCB stands for Polychlorinated Biphenyls, which were commonly used in the making of PVC coatings for electrical wiring and components.
    The Washington Post carried a front page report on the lawsuit against Monsanto because of their dumping of mercury and PCB-laden waste into Anniston, Alabama creeks for over 40 years. They ended up paying $700 million to settle claims with over 20,000 Anniston residents. The EPA identified Monsanto as being "potentially responsible" for contaminating 56 sites in the United States.

    Roundup is a highly toxic herbicide produced by Monsanto which brings in about 10 per cent of their revenue. Roundup has been banned in several countries due to the toxic effects and damage it causes to humans and wildlife. Several "superweeds" species have developed because of repeated exposure to this monster called Roundup.

  • 05

    Genetically Modified Organisms

    GMOs are the biggest monsters created by Monsanto, and threatening to forever alter our food supply chain. Not only foods but flowers, plants and life on this planet as we have known it. Monsanto is buying seed companies all over the world and altering the seeds with toxins such as Roundup, threatening the heirloom seeds that have existed from the beginning of time. Monsanto is a monster that is supported by many political figures. Do your homework and you might find your own favorites in this monster club.




Final Thoughts

Monsanto has been involved in major lawsuits and continues in their destructive path. They were the cause of 4,500 Indian farmers to commit suicide and have sued farmers for exposing their toxins.

They also have monster tentacles in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Former Monsanto employees also hold positions in U.S. Government agencies such as the FDA, EPA and the Supreme Court.

If you want to know the whole eye-opening truth about Monsanto, get the book listed in the link below. There is also a petition you can sign that is being sent to President Obama, protesting the latest monster that would alter the alfalfa crop forever. Take a stand!


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Comments

  • tracyann 4/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    This is an excellent list! It's good to see that more people are aware of these corporate monsters that are trying to manipulate and control our natural food supply. There was protest here in Milwaukee Wisconsin. More and more people need to get the word out! Thank you x1111000000000000 for doing this. This should be front page! My husband and I are using our own seeds, as much as possible for our home garden.! Thank You!

  • litetender 3/22/2011 Flag This Comment

    Jseven, rap alerted me to the presence of this list ... it is excellent! High five! I will send you a private message, thanks so much for posting this!

  • rap 3/17/2011 Flag This Comment

    So glad to see a very informative list about this horrifying corporate power that has quietly seeped into the lives of everyone.
    You've described them very well! Excellent writing!
    Awareness creates action! This is one of the many issues that the main stream media should be covering on a routine basis!
    Imagine the day when we can write about The Annihilation of the Monsanto Monsters!

  • PriscillaBenfield 1/30/2011 Flag This Comment

    High 5 for opening my eyes (and others) to the evils that this company is responsible for. I personally had NO idea that all these were their doing.

  • nwgirl 1/30/2011 Flag This Comment

    Wow...great list with lots of pertinent info on these incredibly toxic products.

  • BonnieDossKnight 1/29/2011 Flag This Comment

    I too learned from your astute list. Thank you for researching and reporting on these real life monsters.

  • clewand550 1/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for posting this article. I wasn't aware of any of these things. I learned something new today, which I usually do on LM5.

  • HSchulte 1/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    Wonderful article and well documented facts.

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