Monsanto: the most Evil Company in the Universe. {Here’s Why}

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Update: Editor’s Update 3/25/15: Not only can GMOs cause gluten intolerance, but according to a recent article by Mark Bittman, they may also kill us. “This past week the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, probably causes cancer in humans. Two insecticides, malathion and diazinon, were also classified as “probable” carcinogens by the agency, a respected arm of the World Health Organization.” Shouldn’t we, as consumers, have the right to know what we’re eating?

 

Update: “GMO wheat not approved for sale in US yet GMO wheat found by a farmer in his Oregon field.” (npr.org)

Update: Genetically modified wheat that can’t be killed – even by Roundup – has escaped from Monsanto’s labs, threatening the world’s largest grain producer (bloomberg.com)

Update: “Farmer Sued by Monsanto for Planting Seeds.”

Update: “Hungary torches 500 hectares of GM corn to eradicate GMOs from food supply.” (gmwatch.org)

Cargill? Halliburton? Bechtel? De Beers? There’s some stiff competition for worst company in the world. But Monsanto has got to take the cake.

Check their list of accomplishments:

Click here for the Top 10 Reasons even Brave & Rational Humans Hate & Fear Monsanto.

DDT? PCBs? The Atom Bomb & Nuclear Weapons? Polystyrene plastic waste? Dioxin? Agent Orange? Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)? GMOs? You name it.

Click here for 12 Horrible Things Monsanto has created.

And that’s not to mention: Nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 after being driven into insurmountable debt by neoliberal economics and the conquest of Indian farmland by Monsanto’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton.

Or: Monsanto drags over 400 U.S. farmers to court over GM seed patents: When will Big Ag’s corrupt reign end?

 

BTW: behind Monsanto, Coke and Pepsi were two of the largest forces opposing Prop 37 in California:

But that’s not all! Monsanto has not only been eliminating organic seeds, and putting seed-keepers out of business (see Food, Inc.) but they’ve been buying up seed companies. We’re down to 10% of what we had only a decade or so ago—down to 10% of, you know, seeds, or, you know: food.

Not convinced? “Recent compelling GMO study shows that rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.”

Or: “Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm.”

Or: Fort McClellan: “Monsanto processed the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, they routinely discharged toxic waste, dumped millions of pounds of PCBs, different kinds of dioxins and herbicides, including the infamous Agent Orange into local rivers.” (veteransunited.com)

 

Monsanto Companies: Do Not Buy.”

The below list is made up not, of course, by “Monsanto Companies,” but rather companies that are thought to use Monsanto products.

“Finally! A straight-up list to help us avoid Monsanto brands! Get out your highlighters! Learn more: http://www.sproutsanfrancisco.com/get-educated/monsanto-boycott-list-explained/ “

And remember: “DuPont, Syngenta, and Bayer, among others, produce GM crops and have nearly identical business models to Monsanto in terms of their intellectual property and marketing.”

But let’s end on a happier note. The tide can turn: “Soybean Farmer Takes Monsanto to Supreme Court – A single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer in rural southwestern Indiana is taking on the multibillion dollar agricultural giant over the issue of who controls the rights to seeds planted in the ground.

And: “Monsanto sued by Indian government for releasing GMO eggplant without authorization from traditional varieties. Le Monde article and India News.”

And: Monsanto banned in Germany.

And: “Peru bans Monsanto for 10 years! Small victories.”

And: Poland bans Monsanto’s GM maize (ca.news.yahoo.com)

And: Hungary Throws Out Monsanto…

And: Monsanto is one step closer to losing billions of dollars in revenues from its genetically-modified Roundup Ready soya beans, following a ruling this week by the Brazilian Supreme Court; Monsanto may have to refund millions of Brazilian farmers who had paid royalties to Monsanto over the last decade (nature.com)

And: Monsanto Faced with Paying 7.5 Billion Back to Farmers, “It all started with a monumental lawsuit launched by over 5 million farmers against Monsanto looking to recover financial losses from ridiculous seed taxes that bankrupted many families.”

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anonymous Mar 28, 2016 3:08pm

so nearly all the brand of food that the typical american buys is owned or associated with this Monosato. Seriously? People are going to listen to this crap. I do think that maybe there is some truth to this drivel. But not enough to avoid the products and brand names we have all bought all of our lives.

anonymous Oct 8, 2014 9:34am

Our ancestors would be ashamed of us.
They fought for freedom. What does todays hero do?
He stands at the gates of Monsanto guarding proudly with his new age army for pieces of silver.
Waving his flag?? He invades other countries and destroys them for bankers.
While at home the same nut job leaders he protects devise a cunning plan to destroy the very soldier who protected them and of course destroy nature while dismissing god.
If this madness is not stopped people may as well know that life will be a thing of the past.
If people do nothing they will die in any case of disease.
The leaders of the world are officially insane there is no master plan.
These leaders have a death wish they are just putting it off for now by destroying the environment
Think of it like a train hijacker who has only one intention that is to slam full speed into the wall.
He is not interested in money he has trillions nor depopulation just trying to cover up how much he hates existence.
Colony collapse? That's only for starters.

anonymous Aug 8, 2013 1:03pm

Don't forget about their ties to the bee colony collapse!

anonymous Jun 24, 2013 12:46pm

Very sad!

anonymous Jun 17, 2013 8:19am

I buy all organics! I try to. There are only a few things that I don't mind buying non-organic (like avocados, bananas or mangoes because they usually have thicker outer "skin" that kinda protects what is on the inside..) anyhow, I still dont think organic means NONGMO… As far as I know in the States organic refers to the pesticides used, no? Am I mistaken? In Canada, on the other hand I cant even find a definition for organic on any of the government sites. Then again, I might have not searched good enough…

Truth is you have to have variety in your diet. Yes try staying away from those companies (its even better if you try staying away from anything packaged for that matter),but also dont consume anything too often. I keep on thinking ya organic might be better, but what if its not? what if its the exact same thing as the non-organic stuff only priced higher? Oh I cant wait untill I graduate from college in 2 years so I can move somewhere else and not deal with all that GMO-stuff on a daily basis :X

by the way, whoever finds this topic interesting you should watch FOOD INC 🙂 awesome movie and I personally think everyone living in Canada or the States should watch it!

anonymous Jun 8, 2013 2:16pm

wow. that list of Do Not Buy foods looked like all my favorite brands, oh well. What kind of mother would I be to ignore such a list? Also, I dont know what is going on in America, but it seems peoples passion, and pride is gone. The news is depressive, the 99% of us left has to always wonder how to pay the bills and now we have to add to the list of worries–losing our Constitution, Our Amendments, and on top of that add our national debt that must make every American so proud- Monsanto trying to take over our foods & kill us all, and if ALL that is not BAD ENOUGH we have to NOW worry about what they are spraying in the air over our heads!! And every American who reads anything but Mainstream News knows I could go on and on. July 4th this yr won't be the same. Am I the only one sad, depressed and ready to fight for what is right??

anonymous Jun 4, 2013 2:24am

I recently spent 4 years in rural India(Central East), living in remote, subsistence farming villages.. In this time, they had a Monsanto grain representative, selling a new GM rice grain to improve their 'per acre' yield, by 50%……. And, YES, it did (Not quite 50%), but, a lot more rice…… That's all very 'cool', but this rice cannot be kept, for re-planting next season, like native rice… The new rice, doesn't grow from new grown plants…. If you want this higher yield crop again, you have to buy more seed from Monsanto….. I feel this is 50% good, and 50% EVIL… What happens, when there is no native rice seeds left here at all?? You Have to buy from Monsanto!!!

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anonymous May 25, 2013 1:14pm

look folks… dragging about 20 amerikan execs into the street, and hanging them in a public square, in every major city, left there to have their carcasses stripped by birds and for responsible parents to show to their kids …'this is justice, child' … THIS is the ONLY way … all else is simply, mewling drivel. Revolutions have a rather spotty history .. however, when have things ever actually changed without a messy revolution? … sure, sometimes… but … this is not one of those times. Revolution … NOW .

    anonymous May 25, 2013 1:19pm

    … other than that, buy local, grow your own, as much as possible … small balcony greenhouses, for instance… very effective … THIS idea… very cool…! http://www.herban.ca/

    anonymous Jun 13, 2013 11:02am

    Let's go!

anonymous Apr 14, 2013 9:28pm

FYI Add Bolthouse Farms to the list of any boycotted co's, they just confirmed to me that they are owned by Campbell's (which funded the opposition to the right to know re: Prop 37) https://www.facebook.com/bolthousefarms FYI here's a past Note I wrote on GMO's & the boycott Fall 2012 w some of the best related boycott links & lists (of those co's who funded the opposition to Prop 37 & the right to know with ~$46m & their subsidiaries) https://www.facebook.com/notes/alison-ai-tamara-p… & a more recent Note I posted about what the issue is w GMOs & Monsanto https://www.facebook.com/notes/alison-ai-tamara-p

anonymous Apr 14, 2013 5:40pm

For all of you that eat Monsonto you should create yourself an emblem with a coffee cup on it that says "cup of death" eating this genetically modified junk is like a method to commit suicide but very slowly and painfully.

Sincerely,
Yousif 11 yrs. old

anonymous Apr 13, 2013 3:17pm

“I will not ban Monsanto.” That’s like saying “Please sir, may I have another spoonful of cyanide?” What will it take for mature, educated and concerned citizens and consumers to finally stand up, and say NO THANKS to Monsanto? Further, to anyone who is concerned with how expensive it is to buy organic versus conventional, look up Ted Talks sometime, there is al 11 year old boy who said it best; “I’d rather pay the farmer, than the hospitals.”

anonymous Apr 12, 2013 12:39am

“Boycotts” are useless.

anonymous Apr 11, 2013 11:00pm

DDT was killing Mosquitos carrying malaria in Africa. We banned DDT and millions of innocent Africans died of malaria. I will not boycott Monsanto.

    anonymous Apr 12, 2013 6:38am

    In Canada we send mosquito nets to malaria infested parts of Africa. Works just as well without poisoning everything!

      anonymous Apr 16, 2013 5:15am

      I work in international development, and I'm sure that those mosquito nets are treated with permethrin or deltamethrin so that your government's contributions meet internationally accepted standards set by the World Health Organization. Untreated mosquito nets are only partially effective against malaria and dengue. Treated nets are easier to use and less expensive than putting chemicals directly on your skin. I am not a fan of chemicals either, but treated nets are the lesser of two evils compared to getting malaria and have saved a lot of children from dying of malaria.

        anonymous May 30, 2013 12:44pm

        If you live for an extended length of time in the third world tropics, you will notice that spraying is a very short term solution to dengue and malaria. The poison kills the little fishes, frogs and bats that eat the mosquito larvae and adults, and the mosquitoes come back worse than ever. I have had dengue, and nursed one of my kids through it. During that time, another child in the village nearby died. The smelly poison that was sprayed regularly did not prevent dengue, and is not a good long term solution.

        Nets are good, but best of all is education – removing stagnant water breeding grounds, or encouraging predators like fish, dragonfly larvae and frogs in and around the water.

    anonymous Apr 29, 2013 6:03pm

    Hey do you like Bald Eagles? Well Thank DDT for their population decline. They are endangered because that poison. DDT made their eggs soft to when the mother eagle went to sit on them they just crumbeled… There are safer less harmful insectacides.

    anonymous Sep 18, 2013 5:43am

    You didn't mention all the adults and children who died and born with birth defects as a result of the DDT sprayed in Africa. Monsanto has done more wrong not just DDT. In fact the GMO saturation in the USA foods are just a slow form of Genocide, and they should be treat for war crimes.

anonymous Apr 11, 2013 6:25pm

Thank you for the information. Monsanto = pure evil.

anonymous Apr 11, 2013 6:44am

I am a low wage earner, and as much as I would love to avoid these products, they are the only things within my price range. I want to be able to grow my own organic garden, but it is difficult, working the hours I do.

Farmer’s markets are nice when in season, but it isn’t always the case. Coupled with the lack of organic stores (we have one independent store, whole foods, and if you’re lenient, Trader Joe’s), and their locations relative to mine, it is fiscally irresponsible of me to buy in. So, what does someone like me do?

    anonymous Apr 11, 2013 8:54am

    Amazing question. Thank you. First of all, I'd love to hear more about what you do—the person asking such a great question must have some strategies? You're not alone: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/05/daily-dile

    Second of all, you can pick your battles: if we can only afford to buy some organics, these are key: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/the-top-15… Here's another such list: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/03/12-foods-y

    Third of all, right on. Twice in the last 10 years (for an extended period of years, both times) I was reduced to an income smaller than my expenses, and lived off day old muffins and such. I found the bulk aisle was my friend, in terms of getting quality food for less. And as you say farmers markets, when they're closing, will sell stuff at 1/10 their price…though again if it's not organic, farmers may be using Monsanto/GMOs.

    Here's the blog that's written for your question: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/06/eating-org

    Hope that helps? Let me know your thoughts? ~ Waylon

    anonymous Apr 15, 2013 10:59am

    How about getting involved in the political battle to turn the tides? The Organic Consumers Association is very active, and has a great newsletter: http://www.organicconsumers.org
    Also, there's a delivery service for organics that you might be interested in. http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/invite/id/1617

    anonymous Jan 4, 2014 2:22pm

    Anna Just to let you know Trader Joe's has a full line of frozen Organic vegetables that are priced ($1.99) below most regular supermarkets; and believe me the task better too.

anonymous Apr 11, 2013 12:39am

thank you.

anonymous Apr 10, 2013 9:08pm

They are buying up seed companies? You know, it might have been better to live a hundred years ago when we grew our own food and did it without pesticides too. Now, we have allowed ourselves to be dependent on these giant corporations.

anonymous Apr 10, 2013 8:53pm

wow! I definitely will not be supporting any of those brands from now on. Thanks for the info.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.