''The website of US-based biotech giant Monsanto boasts that the corporation qualifies as "a sustainable agriculture company".
Given Monsanto's legacy as a producer of the lethal defoliant Agent
Orange during the Vietnam War, Southeast Asian agriculture would
presumably beg to differ with this characterisation.
Sustainability is also not the first word that comes to mind when
contemplating Monsanto's policy of sowing the earth with genetically
modified seeds that destroy soil and are designed with nonrenewable
traits so as to require constant repurchase as well as acquisition of a
variety of other company products like fertilizers and pesticides.''