Monsanto Ethical Case Study

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Introduction Monsanto is a Fortune 500 company committed to sustainable agriculture and working alongside farmers to produce the food the countries need. Monsanto has been involved in not so ethical practices. Monsanto sued Percy Schmeiser for using a Monsanto product, and claimed that it was patent infringement. The court swayed towards Monsanto but didn’t require Schmeiser to pay $400,000. This case study will address the reasons Monsanto’s approach to increase crop production; roles of government in approving genetically engineered crops, and anti-biotech campaigns. What is a Genetically Modified Food (GMO)? GMO is known as the process of genetic modification involves inserting a gene from a virus or bacteria into an organism where it wouldn’t…show more content…
Monsanto shift into agriculture has made it an even more target for consumer rage. In general, food companies are always vulnerable to public relations headaches. In the public opinion, the idea that food might have harm caused to them is an easy thing to get upset about. Many people believe that GMO foods are unsafe to eat or were toxic, and nearly 93 percent support a GM labeling law (Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto? - Modern Farmer, 2014). Monsanto is worried that the labels would put fear in the heart of consumers, and there is a lack of scientific evidence backing up those…show more content…
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