Monsanto Is Bad

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Summary: Genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s were introduced in the nineties. Now GMO’s are planted on a half billion acres of land. Before GMO’s, farmers saved their seeds, which increased genetic diversity. Farming is now rules by a company called Monsanto, which created agent orange. In the late twentieth century they turned over to GMO’s. Today, ninety percent of corn grown the United States is are genetically modified organisms. Monsanto is well known for their household pesticide glyphosate, better known as ‘Roundup’. Monsanto genetically engineered their seeds to not only become pesticide resistant, but also kill the bugs that ingest the plants. The effects of Monsanto are prevalent in the South American country, Paraguay, where

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