Monsanto Corporation was founded in 1901 and is currently led by CEO Hugh Grant. The company has locations in countries all over the world and is currently headquartered in St. Louis Missouri. Monsanto has produced such chemicals as aspartame, agent orange, a herbicide used in Vietnam that has caused widespread illness and birth defects; PCB's, DDT, and Bovine Growth Hormones. Today their top selling products are Roundup herbicide, DEKALB and Agrow seed products and biotechnological traits. In 2007, the companies posted profits of 1.06 billion and they currently employ over 17,000 people.
Monsanto Corporation, has a history of manufacturing products that have brought widespread devastation to society and the environment. Agent Orange caused horrible side effects in American soldiers that fought in Vietnam and the birth defects of the Vietnamese that were exposed to the substance are chilling at best. Monsanto has a long history of pollution practices bordering on criminal behavior bordering on history of dubious practices for example, the dumping of PBC's in Anniston … more