This post is simply a plea to watch an important 10-part documentary that speaks volumes about the multinational corporation, Monsanto. I thought I had heard it all, but after a friend sent this to me, I now see the importance of being vigilant in protecting our good intentions from being appropriated by ruthless opportunists who seek to grow their empire on the back of legitimate public interest in saving our planet and ensuring a sustainable lifestyle.
Monsanto established itself in 1901 by introducing the artificial sweetener, Saccharin. It continued to give the world a plethora of now-banned chemicals such as DDT and Agent Orange. Its current flagship product is Roundup, which accounts for nearly half of the company’s current revenue. Monsanto has consistently shown complete disregard for human life and prosperity in order “not to lose one single dollar” as their internal documents reveal.
Monsanto now advertises that they are, “an agricultural company . . . to help farmers around the world produce more, while conserving more . . . grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture’s impact on our environment.” The truth couldn’t be more opposite. They currently have a near stranglehold on seed and food production worldwide. Their tactics and methods for solidifying their dominance in the marketplace are deplorable. See for yourself: