Above: A Humorous Look at Monsanto’s Future.
Below: A Scary Look at Monsanto’s Past.
It’s apparent that all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and aspartame, the talking point was that each was beneficial in some way to America/Americans. Time (life’s best teacher) was required to teach us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes — people got sick/died and Monsanto got rich. I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit.
Regarding why Monsanto would falsify cancer research which delayed the ban of PCB’s for years — Monsanto’s PCB monopoly had been netting them $22 million dollars a year. This is a chemical company making decisions to increase profit, not “help the world” or “feed the world” or “help farmers” or “help communities” or “be sustainable” or…
More info on Monsanto’s past, present, and future (sources for the infographic)
From Sourcewatch (and ALEC Exposed):
Monsanto company profile
Monsanto’s Global Pollution Legacy
Monsanto and the Campaign to Undermine Organics
From the Organic Consumer Association:
Agribusiness, Biotechnology and War
SOS Campaign (Safeguard Organic Standards)
From Sierra Club: CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE (Monsanto’s PCB cover up)
From PublicIntegrity.org: The Superfund document (pdf) sited in the infographic
From Cornucopia Institute: Take action to safeguard organic standards
…Oh, I almost forgot this from Grist: (Monsanto’s) Roundup weed killer is showing up in air and water
Awesome! No weeds in my lungs, EVER!
Environmental/Political cartoonist for Planetsave, Elephant Journal, Wend Magazine, Twilight Earth, Ecopolitology, EcoSnobberySucks, and more... Joe also does a kids enviro-toon called Hank D and the Bee on EcoChildsPlay and NaturalPapa. Joe lives in University City, Missouri and spends his free time with his beautiful wife, enthusiastic daughter, and curious toddler of the same name. He also enjoys writing, drawing, painting, walking, biking, skateboarding, gardening, reading, listening to music, playing sports, and watching plays (especially the plays his wife's site-specific theatre company, Onsite Theatre puts on). Visit Joe's online cartoon gallery at JoeMohrToons.com.