#Monsanto protests scheduled in 36 countries — RT USA


Updated July 12, 2013 ● 171 views
Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.[3][4] It is a leading producer ofgenetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under theRoundup brand.[5] Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s it was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). The company also formerly manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs,Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin. (wiki)
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