Owning the food supply


From its origins as a saccharin manufacturer, Monsanto has grown to global giant, dominating commodity seed stocks, buying seed companies and suing farmers it suspects of saving seed from last year. It is potentially responsible for more than 40 EPA Superfund pollution sites after longtime production of chemicals and byproducts, including PCBs and dioxins, and is fighting the labeling of milk that isn't from cows injected with its artificial milk-increasing hormone. And: 'The World According to Monsanto' (click 'See also' to view video).

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