Monsanto & Genetic Engineering - Risks for Investors

Publication - 16 April, 2003
GE company Monsanto received the lowest environmental rating from Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. This implies the firm has above risk exposure and less sophisticated management than peers. The report illustrates that Monsanto faces business constraints in the form of market rejection by consumers, producers, and farmers; significant legislative hurdles to commercialization; uncertainty in the face of human health and environmental impacts stemming from the company's products; and finally, significant risk exposure from potential contamination of the human food chain by unapproved genetically engineered traits.

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