Essay on Farmer Vs Monsanto : The World Of Agriculture

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Farmer vs Monsanto:

The world of agriculture is just like the board game monopoly. Monopoly is a fun

game for all ages,where players move around the board buying or trading properties, developing their

properties with houses and hotels, and collecting rent from their opponents, with the goal being to

drive them into the ground with bankruptcy. Major companies like Walmart, Tyson Food, and

Monsanto use the same processes with small shareholder farmers through out the stateside and the

world. One in particular Monsanto represent the players that take force to their opponents(shareholder

farmers) by bribing them with endless amminities for seeding to partner with their farm to eventually

take over by bankruptcy. Who is Monsanto? Monsanto is a global agricultural biotechnology

corporation located in the United States. They 're the world’s leading manufactures of the product

Roundup, a herbicide with the active ingredient glyphosate that we know as the spray that kills weeds.

Monsanto is also the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds on the planet, accounting for over 90% of the genetically engineered seeds planted globally in 2003. Monsanto first introduced

a genetically modified product (Roundup Ready Soybeans) that was resistant to the spray Roundup.

The first crops introduced were soybeans, followed by corn in 1998. “Roundup Ready” crops greatly


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