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Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The Effects These 12 Dangerous Products Have Had on the World

ΜONS ANTO 's DIRTY DOZEN THE EFFECTS THESE 12 DANGEROUS PRODUCTS HAVE HAD ON THE WORLD POSSIBLE/CLAIMED SIDE EFFECTS OF THE PRODUCT: INDUSTRY THE PRODUCT IS USED IN: Food Death/Injury Cancer Agriculture Other adverse health effects on humans Genetic damage Saccharin Adverse health effects on animals Military Artificial sweetener Pollution Genetically + Modified Organisms (GMOS) Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBS) Industrial/Commercial Environmental Harm Crops that have had their DNA modified through genetic engineering Man-made organic Low-calorie sugar substitute in food and drinks, medicines, toothpaste, gum chemicals Engineered for resistance to pests, diseases, environmental conditions, or direct application of herbicide (Roundup) Used in many industrial and commercial applications Polystyrene Bovine Growth Hormone (PBGH) Non-biodegradable synthetic polymer Genetically modified hormone Food packaging (Styrofoam) and various other applications Injected into dairy cows to produce more milk Responsible for the most total hazardous waste worldwide Aspartame Nuclear Weapons Weaponry used in warfare Artificial sweetener ΜONSANTΟ Produced the first atomic bombs for World War I| 129,000-226,000 deaths(WWII) Used as a low-calorie sugar substitute in food and drinks Estimated 340,000-460,000 deaths (testing on U.S. soil) DDT Roundup Pesticide designed to combat malaria- transmitting mosquitoes Glyphosate-based synthetic herbicide Destroys and controls weeds Insecticide used in agriculture (the most widely used herbicide around the world) Dioxin Threatened many bird populations Petroleum- Based Fertilizer Chemical pesticide found in herbicide 2,4,5-T Material applied to soil and plants to aid in development Agent Orange Herbicide that defoliates trees and food crops Contaminated Agent Orange when production of 2,4,5-T was accelerated during wartime Destroys soil micro-organisms, which sterilizes the soil, making it dependent on an external stimulant to support growth Chemical warfare used in Vietnam War to kill opposition's tree cover and crops. Monsanto's had a large amount of Dioxin Potentially the most toxic chemical known to science 400,000 deaths 500,000 birth defects 1 million+ suffering TIMELINE OF MONSANTO AND THE DIRTY DOZEN KEY: F First Created P Produced by Monsanto Created by Monsanto Banned Ban lifted 1874 1879 1901 1901 is founded as Monsanto Chemical Works 1907 The USDA investigated if saccharin violated the Pure Food and Drug Act (President Roosevelt objected to the investigation) 1915 Makes first $1 million 1911 The USDA 1919 bans it except for use by those who must avoid sugar Expands into Europe 1928 John F. Queeny passed control of company to his son, Edgar M. Queeny 1929 F 1935 1929 Bought the Śwann | 1937 F Shares go on sale on New York Stock Chemical Company, entered the business of producing PCBS 1939 Exchange Discovered 1941 1941 potency as insecticide 1933 Sugar shortages during WWI prompt ban to be lifted 1943 C Incorporated as Monsanto Chemical 1944 Monsanto | 1945 helped create as part of the Manhattan Project Company 1936 1945 Acquired Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories, which became Atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II the Central Research Department 1955 Purchased major oil refinery, started producing petroleum- based 1962 fertilizer 1963 1964 Partial Test Ban Treaty, banned test detonations 1965 1965 P. Changed 1969 name to Monsanto unless conducted Stopped producing Company 1969 underground 1970 1970 Monsanto 1971 Glyphosate discovered to be an herbicide aware of risks of PCBS USDA halts 1972 use of 2,4,5-T on all food crops except the U.S. Banned in Banned in the U.S. 1974 rice 1974 Approved by FDA 1976 1977 1977 Genetech Brought to market as 1977 1978 discovered Saccharin Stopped producing PCBS Roundup FDA investigated health issues and patented the gene for BGH (hormone produced by cows) 1979 Study and Labeling Act of 1977 | Remaining stock Banned in the U.S. in lab animals caused by aspartame destroyed required warning label that 1979 B 1983 Banned in the U.S. 1981 sweetener 1984 One of four to I first genetically modify a plant | cell was found to be 1985 FDA approved Settled lawsuit with Vietnam veterans for $180 million for exposure to Agent | Orange 1986 as a sweetener for certain cancerous Purchased in lab animals pharmaceutical company G. D. Searle & Company (creator of aspartame) Sells polystyrene division to Polysar Ltd. foods 1988 1983 Conducted first | field tests of FDA approved genetically modified crops as sweetener for carbonated 1993 1997 beverages Spun off chemical Gets approval 1995 from FDA for rBGH 1996 Approved by FDA divisions into Monsanto introduced (synthesized version of BGH) 1985 Solutia 1996 and marketed glyphosate- resistant "Roundup Ready" crops it as "Posilac" Aquired Agracetus, a biotechnology company they had been licensing technology from 1999 2000 Merger with Pharmacia & Upjohn 1996 Removed from list of carcinogens FDA approved its use as 2000 a general 2001 purpose "New" Monsanto is created from sweetener Declared safe 1996 for consumption 2008 Introduced a spinoff of Pharmacia, legally distinct from the old genetically modified "Roundup for $300 million Ready Sold Posilac business Monsanto soybeans 2002 2012 2013 | Cleanup finally begins in Vietnam Becomes a publicly traded company Monsanto Protection Act (prohibits federal courts from banning GMOS) 2016 Sold to Bayer for $66 billion 2013 2019 March Against Monsanto Banned in state of Maine, effective 2021 2015 Majority of European nations block cultivation of GMO crops Sources: | | | | | | Created by: 2020 2010 0007 1980 1970 0661 1950 0961 1940 1930 1920 1910 1900 1890 1880

Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The Effects These 12 Dangerous Products Have Had on the World

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From PCBs to Agent Orange, to the widely used herbicide Roundup; see which controversial products Monsanto has had a hand in.


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