Title

Monsanto: Controlling America's Food Supply

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 301

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Monsanto: Controlling America’s Food Supply Monsanto is a well known Genetically Modified (GM) corn and soybean seed production company based out of St.Louis, Missouri. The company produces 90% of all corn and soybean in the United States as well as the well known pesticide, RoundUp. Throughout its history, Monsanto has faced strong opposition from both organic farmers and consumers surrounding the unethical practices used by the company to dominate the GM seed industry. Their power over the seed industry has given them a distinct influence over politicians to support their issues and products as well. Consumers within the United States need to be aware of the unethical and deceptive business practices of this company. The American food supply is essentially controlled by this company’s Genetically Modified seed business. Our goal of this study is to present extensive data showing how Monsanto is controlling the American food supply with their Genetically Modified seeds. The secondary goal of our study is to display the relationship between Monsanto’s dominance in the GM seed industry and the effects on American consumers at the dinner table.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Hideki Takei

Additional Mentoring Department

ITAM

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Monsanto: Controlling America's Food Supply

SURC 301

Monsanto: Controlling America’s Food Supply Monsanto is a well known Genetically Modified (GM) corn and soybean seed production company based out of St.Louis, Missouri. The company produces 90% of all corn and soybean in the United States as well as the well known pesticide, RoundUp. Throughout its history, Monsanto has faced strong opposition from both organic farmers and consumers surrounding the unethical practices used by the company to dominate the GM seed industry. Their power over the seed industry has given them a distinct influence over politicians to support their issues and products as well. Consumers within the United States need to be aware of the unethical and deceptive business practices of this company. The American food supply is essentially controlled by this company’s Genetically Modified seed business. Our goal of this study is to present extensive data showing how Monsanto is controlling the American food supply with their Genetically Modified seeds. The secondary goal of our study is to display the relationship between Monsanto’s dominance in the GM seed industry and the effects on American consumers at the dinner table.