Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has

Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic

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“Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company, according to U.S” (Barlette and Steele, 2008). Farmers who buy Monsanto’s patented Roundup Ready seeds are required to sign an agreement saying farmers cannot save the seed produced after each harvest for re-planting, or to even sell the seed to other farmers. This means that farmers must buy new seed every year and can cause them to fall into debt. “Having taken loans from traditional money lenders at extortionate rates, hundreds of thousands of small farmers have faced losing their land as the expensive seeds fail, while those who could struggle on faced a fresh crisis” (Malone, 2008). Instead of earning more money in using what we call the “magic seeds”, everything is just falling backwards for the farmers. Over the years, Monsanto Company have been producing different product for the farmers such as, seeds and herbicides. They use different chemicals and technologies to meet the farmers want. These kind of process, does not only affects the crops, but also the animals and humans. Instead of trying to create seeds that will grow healthier with more nutrients and
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4 RUNNING HEAD: Monsanto on our foods. vitamins. Monsanto products only interfere with the good condition of the crops. Herbicides are maybe useful to kill unwanted weeds, but at the same time it can cause different disease-causing bacteria and other organism which can spread through the crops or even kills the crops. It can also cause various diseases to whoever will eat it which is animals and humans. Using
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