7 deadly sins of Monsanto

Report - 2 February, 2010
Ninety percent of genetically engineered (GE) seed is made and owned by one US company called Monsanto, and they don’t want us to know when GE is in our food.

Monsanto’s battle to force GE foods and crops onto the world.

Monsanto’s agenda is to turn the world’s agriculture and food production into one big
genetic experiment. However, their success has been very limited so far. Only one percent
of the world’s farmers are growing GE crops. Furthermore, eighty-five percent of GE crops
are concentrated in just three countries: the United States, Argentina and Canada, and so far only four GE crops (cotton, oilseed rape/canola, soya and maize/corn) have been grown on a commercial scale.

In most parts of the world (e.g. in Europe, Russia, Africa and most Latin American and
Asian countries) major food companies and retailers are refusing to sell GE foods. There
are also many governments who have banned the growing of GE crops or are refusing to
import them.

In response to mounting criticism, Monsanto has been making an effort to green up its
public image. On the surface their 2007 annual report “Growth for a better world” almost
reads as if Monsanto has turned into a philanthropic organization.

But this is a facade. The real Monsanto is in the business of making money - first and
last. Their evident strategy is to make farmers worldwide dependent on their patented
seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The record, as we demonstrate below, shows that
Monsanto does not hesitate to sweep aside everything else...sustainable agriculture, the
environment, farmer’s livelihoods and consumer’s interests... if this is required to
achieve their goal of market domination.

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