Monsanto Ethical Responsibility

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The new Monsanto is committed to finding ways to contribute to the nourishment of our ever changing word. This is done by Monsanto’s commitment to enhance the growth of perishable products that humans eat. Monsanto decided to do so by producing Genetically Modified seeds coated with Roundup Ready (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The New Monsanto invented a way where crop sparing foods would grow while killing weeds and bugs, by themselves (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). Unfortunately, not everyone was please with the company 's creation. Stakeholders had several different views regarding the genetically modified seeds. Following will be a discussion of the ethical aspects and repercussions from the point of view of three different…show more content…
According to the Hail and Vredenburg (2003) peer article, this group of stakeholders “argued vehemently against genetic modification technology “(Pg62). One repercussion they pointed out is that society would not be able to discover the effects of genetically modification, for years to come (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The product was first viewed as toxic and unnatural (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). Furthermore, after receiving positive feedback from the FDA, Environmental stakeholders decided upon continued support for GM seeds, as they learned it had minimal effects on humans and animals (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015). The Monsanto company’s biggest mistake was that they failed to listen to the secondary stakeholder group and omitted labeling the perishable food with GM labels (Hail & Vredenburg,…show more content…
Although not illegal in other countries, farmers struggled with the ethical practice of the product. Farmers were not supportive with the production of GM seeds due to religious, social and cultural conflicts (Hail & Vredenburg, 2003). However, other farmers found that the growth was less work and less land was used, as the crops grew rapidly. With a growing population, farmers realize that they need to grow more food. The Monsanto Company vowed to assist farmers by creating GM seeds that are more drought resistant. The Monsanto company new innovations will continue to find ways to take care of the farmer
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