Monday, August 15, 2011

Monsanto's 5 Most Dubious Contributions to the Planet

Oh, Monsanto, you sly dog.

1. Saccharin
After all, how could a product derived from coal tar not be safe for consumption?

2) Polystyrene
As most of us are aware by now, polystyrene foam is an environmental disaster. Not only is there nothing out there that biodegrades it, it breaks off into tiny pieces that choke animals, harm marine life, and release cancer-causing benzene into the environment for a thousand years or more.

3) Agent Orange
In the process, they dumped over 12 million gallons of the potent chemical cocktail—described by Yale biologist Arthur Galston as "perhaps the most toxic molecule ever synthesized by man"—over towns, farms, and water supplies during a nine-year period.

4) Bovine Growth Hormone
Did you know the United States is the only developed nation that permits the sale of milk from cows given artificial growth hormones?

5) Genetically-Modified Seeds
"Being unable to save seeds from sterile crops could mean the difference between surviving and going under."

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