Monsanto was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901, by John Francis Queeny.
Who was a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry? Which he started up with his own money and capital.
In 1926 the company founded and started a town called Monsanto, Illinois was now known as Sauget.
It was made for lower taxes for the company’s chemical plants. It was renamed for the first village president Leo Sauget.
In 1936 the company acquired The Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio.
To get Charles Allen Thomas and Dr. Caroll A. “Ted” Hochwalt to make it into Monsanto’s Central Research Department (MCRD).
Thomas was called to Washington D.C. with bridge General Leslie Groves, commander of the Manhattan Project.
Thomas joined the National Defense Research Project and didn’t want to leave Monsanto so MCRD conducted research for the Manhattan Project under contract from the U.S. Government.
In 1944 started manufacturing DDT with 15 other companies.
The insecticide was regarded to fight against malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.
Due to DDT’s dangers, it was banned in the U.S. in 1972.
In the 1960-70’s Monsanto was the producer of Agent Orange for the USA operations in the Vietnam War.
U.S. warplanes would spray Agent Orange out in the jungle to kill off the plants so soldiers can see what they are shooting at.
Unfortunately, they also sprayed the Vietnam civilians and the U.S. soldiers.
Veterans who were in the battle zones where Agent Orange was sprayed have higher rates of cancer, digestive, skin, and respiratory disorders
Genetically Modified Organisms
In 1983 Monsanto was one of the first companies their results for genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).
Five years later they conducted the field tests of GMO’s.
In 1996 Monsanto bought Agracetus, a biotechnology company that had generated the first GMO cotton, soybeans, peanuts, and other crops.
Which Monsanto owns the patents for all of the GMO crops.
Since the middle of the 1990’s Monsanto as sued organic farmers for patent infringement.
Even though Monsanto’s crops contaminated the organic farmers’ crops with GMO pollen.
GMO Farmers are contracted binding to have to purchase seeds each year from Monsanto.
They are not allowed to harvest their own seeds from the crop they planted the year before.
What are GMO’s
Are cotton, soybean, corn, sugar beet, and canola seeds that have been scientifically modified to be resistant to Roundup Herbicide.
Monsanto calls these seeds Roundup Ready.
Roundup Ready seeds are planted and allowed to grow. Once they start to grow the farmers spray Roundup on their crops and it kills every living thing around that plant but the crop itself.
When I say everything I mean everything weeds, good and bad insects.
Even bees to pollinate the crops.
Monsanto’s People as U.S. Officials
There are a bunch of people who work for Monsanto that is helping run the U.S. Government.
Michael R. Taylor was the VP of Public Policy and is now the Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the FDA.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was an attorney for Monsanto in the 1970’s.
Linda J. Fisher was aa administrator of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency. Before she was a Monsanto VP from the mid-1990’s-2000. She is now the deputy administrator of the EPA.
Former first lady and Senator Hillary Rodman Clinton. In 1979 Mrs.
Clinton became a partner at Rose Law Firm who represents Monsanto, Tyson, and Wal-Mart.
Monsanto Protection Act
In March of 2013, President Obama signed a bill to protect Monsanto for my lawsuits that they receive about GMO’s.
It also says that Monsanto can grow where ever they want even though that area in the U.S. has banned GMO’s from that area.
Which makes Monsanto untouchable in the court of law.
What we need to do
This is why we need to stop Monsanto in their tracks.
They way to go this is stop buying roundup, and ingredients that come from a box that is not organically grown.
What we need to do is grow our own organic heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Shop at the farmers market and local organic farms for meat.
To learn how to cook from scratch so your family can eat healthier.
That way we can hurt Monsanto where it counts in the pocket.
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