The American Empire in a Changing World


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

''Dirty white gold: Monsanto's claim that it's a "sustainable agriculture company" doesn't hold water''

From Aljazeera

''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.''

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