Genetically Modified Organisms - Thesis/Position Monsanto is a big corrupted company that poisons not only everyone's health in the globe but also the

Genetically Modified Organisms - Thesis/Position Monsanto...

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Thesis/Position: Monsanto is a big, corrupted company that poisons not only everyone's health in the globe, but also the environment and the political/regulatory system. The Congress needs to consider changing the law and make a mandatory notification system to make sure that every product is looked at by the FDA, with only the intent of making sure that the foods are safe for public consumption. Monsanto products needs to be regulated at the very least, or banned due to hazards that these products brings to our health. The company itself should be sued because of unfair treatment to other farmers, and pushing their products into the economy. Subtopic/Reason 1: According to Monsanto’s declassified, confidential archives, Monsanto said, “We can’t afford to lose one dollar of business.” Monsanto continues to create pollution that can devastate human health and all other life on earth without any governmental regulation, so they can’t lose one dollar of business.” Annotation/Source 1: Therefore, Monsanto hid pollutions for decades in Alabama and no one was told (Washington Post, January 1, 2002). The whole town (including its waters) were contaminated, along with its inhabitants. PCB have already contaminated the whole globe and continues to poison every, single person in the globe. PCB causes diseases like cancer and hepatitis. This is just one example. Despite all of Monsanto’s detrimental effects on homes and health, no Monsanto employee was ever sued. PCB causes disease such as cancer and hepatitis. Women who gets pregnant with PCB on their blood produces a child with reduced IQ level. PCB reduced thyroid function. Also interferes with sex hormones, explained by science experts in the film The World According to Monsanto by the Film Board of Canada. In 2001, 20,000 Anistan residents filed two lawsuits against Monsanto. Monsanto settled by $700,000,000 dollars to compensate the victims, to clean up the site, and to build a specialized hospital. No Monsanto employees were sued. This price is now only a fraction of their profits today. (The World According to Monsanto) Annotation/Source 2: Monsanto uses a deadly herbicides on their Soybeans to kill weeds in their crop fields, a product called “Roundup Ready [Soybeans].” The soybeans are genetically modified to resist the deadly herbicide and eventually ends up on our plates. Monsanto accused of false advertisement, twice, by saying “biodegradable,” “leaves the soil clean,” and “respects the environment.” Roundup has an effect with key mechanisms in cell division. It provokes the first stages that provokes cancer. It is highly toxic and research suggests that it develops cell division dis-function and the product provokes the first stages that leads to cancer (researched by Robert Belle, from National Center of Scientific Research). The reason why Monsanto uses such deadly
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  • Fall '12
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  • Genetically modified organism

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