It is pretty much common knowledge that Monsanto is an evil company amongst health and organic food advocates. With the influx of genetically modified organisms into agriculture, the company has been at the forefront of criticism.
Monsanto’s most famous product RoundUp is a genius of marketing convincing consumers it is safe and harmless, yet it is has been proven to cause birth defects and is toxic to beneficial insects and animals. And let’s not forget about superweeds it causes!
You may know about the risks of GMO crops and RoundUp, but did you know Monsanto is behind a host of other evils like Agent Orange and rBGH? GMO Awareness has exposed 13 more reasons why we should hate Monsanto!
GMO Awareness explains the company’s seedy beginnings with saccharin to knowing full PCBs were harmful to human health almost 20 years before the EPA took an official stance. Dioxins, DDT, Agent Orange…There are so many reasons to hate this company!
13 more reasons to hate Monsanto
- Atom bomb and nuclear weapons
- Agent Orange
- Genetically Modified Crops / GMOs
- Terminator Seeds
- Petroleum-Based Fertilizer
- Aspartame (NutraSweet / Equal)
- Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)
Not only is Monsanto responsible for many chemical products that are bad for our health and the environment, as well as covering this information up in order to continue to make profits, the company actually has sought out these sorts of products developed by others. Take for example Nutrasweet:
An accidental discovery during research on gastrointestinal hormones resulted in a uniquely sweet chemical: aspartame. During the clinical trials conducted on 7 infant monkeys as part of aspartame’s application for FDA approval, 1 monkey died and 5 other monkeys had grand mal seizures—yet somehow aspartame was still approved by the FDA in 1974. In 1985, Monsanto acquired the company responsible for aspartame’s manufacture (G.D. Searle) and began marketing the product as NutraSweet. Twenty years later, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report listing 94 health issues caused by aspartame.
Monsanto is not to be trusted. Don’t be fooled into thinking they care about human health. They are in the chemical business to make money, not improve our lives. With such a record, how could we trust them when they say GMO crops are safe?
I encourage you to read the full descriptions of these 13 more reasons to hate Monsanto on GMO Awareness.
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