1 RUNNING HEAD: Monsanto on our foods. Monsanto: Ethical Issues in Agriculture Cal Poly Pomona University October 14, 2017 Monsanto
2 RUNNING HEAD: Monsanto on our foods. “We depend on the food we eat which begins in the soil, even the animals we eat have to eat plants, which are grown from the soil” (Hartmann, 2010). We need to start with soil and seeds to make food for everyday life. Soil is one of the most important things that sustain life. Plants and animals grow, die and decay, leaving their minerals and organic materials in the soil. Now a day, agricultural soil contains chemicals and organism caused by the pollution and contamination made by humans. Many companies produce different kinds of herbicides and seeds that are genetically engineered and these chemicals are then used by large-scale industrial farms to produce our food. Genetically modified organisms do not only affect the plants, but also the humans and animals through the chemicals that it contains and produces. One of the biggest companies that produce GMO’s is Monsanto. Monsanto offers different products throughout the world. It offers farmers a wide range of corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds. In creating these products, they use different methods and technologies. “We use our elite seed genetics and cutting-edge traits and technologies to create products that meet farmers’ wants and needs” (Monsanto, 2002-2017). Monsanto spends much more money through researching what the farmers want, either its breeding or biotechnology. They also provide agricultural herbicides such
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