Environmental Effects Of Monsanto

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Most people hate having to eat healthy vegetables because they complain that they taste bad. But, Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Organisms, vegetables, fruits, boxed meals, and animal products make everything taste better than ever. Monsanto is an American agricultural corporation and the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds, which have caused much concern because most people would consider their food unhealthy and toxic. Corn is a staple food used in many ways throughout the food industry. Growing it takes time, money, and lots of pesticides to protect the crops from bugs, vermin, and fungus. Pesticides made from big biotech companies are harmful for humans, animals, and the environment. Because bugs usually affect crops, Monsanto developed genetically modified seeds that would resist their weed killer Roundup. It offered farmers a convenient way to spray their fields with their weed killer without affecting the crops. GM scientists are putting the pesticides right inside the crops, killing the vermin on the spot. The plant produces a toxin from the newly inserted bacteria, which destroy insects. There have been many outbreaks of protest against this method of growing crops because the company …show more content…
The reason for that is because there have been no tests done to determine how Posilac affects humans in the long run. Michael Hansen, a senior staff scientist for Consumers Union states, “Not only have there been no studies, but the data that does exist all comes from Monsanto.” This shows that if people read the data formed by Monsanto, they will only be reading what Monsanto wants them to know and think. Consumers are still hesitant to drink milk from cows that have been treated with artificial hormones which is one reason Monsanto has dealt with so many dairies and regulators over how other dairy companies label their milk

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