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Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts
Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts

Blackwater: the "intel arm" of Monsanto

October 4, 2010

Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security services to US and foreign governments as well as several multinational corporations, including Monsanto.

Agriculture’s Monsanto Beat The Tech Giants

January 23, 2012

Those who believe in the power of patents might also check out Monsanto (MON), a farming stock that performs very much like a good big-tech holding...

The world upside down: Monsanto wants to "protect" the bees!
October 12, 2011 We could almost smile if it was not so dramatic for our food safety: Monsanto engaging in the protection of bees, such an irony!

Monsanto caught red-handed violating rules!
July 4, 2011
Civil society and farmer unions demand action against the company and an immediate ban of GM field trials in India.

Jatropha interests Monsanto, Syngenta, Bunge
In California, SG Biofuels announced it has signed customers for the deployment of 250,000 acres of Jatropha using its JMax hybrid seeds. Executives at such as Syngenta, Monsanto and others have indicated privately that jatropha will enter the ranks of "major crops" when it passes the 1 million acre barrier.

Monsanto: legal trouble because of alleged bad employment practices
Community Legal Services, a not-for-profit civil law firm in Arizona, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Monsanto Company on behalf of 16 U.S. migrant workers from Yuma County, including a 13-year-old boy, for egregious employment practices.

Monsanto Pays Farmers to Up Herbicide Use
On October 19, the Des Moines Register reported that U.S.-based global agritech firm, Monsanto, had begun offering first-time rebates for soybean herbicides, and increased rebates for cotton herbicides, where a growing resistance to its patented Roundup herbicide had become evident.

Why Monsanto is paying farmers to spray its rivals’ herbicides
Monsanto’s ongoing humiliation proceeds apace. No, I’m not referring to the company’s triumph in our recent "Villains of Food" poll.

Whip me, beet me Monsanto’s losing bet on GM sugar beets has bitter repercussions
In 2008, the USDA approved planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beet, equipped with a gene that allows them to withstand unlimited doses of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

What Monsanto’s fall from grace reveals about the GMO seed industry
I got caught up in a cyclone of travel, meetings, and speechifying the last two weeks, so I’m a bit behind on the latest news in the food world.

Monsanto’s Fortunes Turn Sour
As recently as late December, Monsanto was named "company of the year" by Forbes magazine. Last week, the company earned a different accolade from Jim Cramer, the television stock market commentator. "This may be the worst stock of 2010," he proclaimed.

EPA Slaps Monsanto with Record Fine
Million Dollar Settlement the Largest in Series of Penalties

Monsanto Getting Lost in the Weeds
If you are looking for a textbook downtrend, you need look no further than agricultural giant Monsanto (MON). Since hitting a high just above $85 in early January, Monsanto has been on an uninterrupted escalator down to $45.

Monsanto restricts access to non-GM seeds
Brazilian farmers complain that Monsanto restricts access to conventional soybean seeds

Monsanto Profit Falls as Prices for Roundup Decline
April 7 (Bloomberg) — Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, said fiscal second-quarter profit fell 19 percent and earnings this year will be at the lower end of its forecast because of dropping prices for Roundup weed killer.

Monsanto the least ethical company
Can ethics be quantified? Or, better yet, can a lack of ethics be quantified?

Hype or hysteria: A rational policy on GM food?
After over a decade of much hyperbole about GM crops feeding the world, and making farming more sustainable, the area of farm land covered by GM crops in the world is just 2.4%.

THE ANGRY MERMAID WINNER IS... Monsanto wins award for worst corporate climate lobbyist in Copenhangen
The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37 per cent of the total vote

Blacklisted by Monsanto
The story of a language interpretor who worked for Clinton, Bush, Cheney, Gore, and other top dignitaries in secret meetings and who has been blacklisted by Monsanto.

Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto Complete U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Authorizations for SmartStax Corn

Monsanto’s earnings down, 900 job cuts
A steep, swift decline in sales of Roundup herbicide is leading Monsanto to eliminate 900 jobs, or about 4 percent of its workforce.

Monsanto Purchases a Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Company for $290 Million
Monsanto purchased Aly Participacoes Ltda, a Brazilian company involved in sugarcane breeding and sugarcane ethanol. Is Monsanto moving to agrofuel?

Monsanto: herbicide powerhouse
The GMO seed giant expects Roundup to generate $1.8 billion in profits in 2008.