Monsanto is quite possibly the world’s most hated company, but few know much of the history of this multi-national giant. Calvin Klein Bañadores Hombre
“When a company claims its product improves on nature, many consumers happily declare the product an example of scientific progress. Polo Philipp Plein Homme Pas Cher Equally powerful, though, is the inclination toward skepticism.” – Jesse Hicks
This skepticism is the reason millions now understand the shady and insidious nature of corporations like Monsanto. In fact, ina 2013 poll Monsanto was declared the “most evil corporation” in the world, beating McDonald’s and even the Federal Reserveby a wide margin. However, not everybody knows just how far back this corruption truly goes. Here are five things you may not have known about Monsanto, but should.
1. Monsanto’s First Product Was a Toxic Chemical Sweetener called Saccharin
When Monsanto was first created in 1901, its main purpose was to sell a chemical called saccharin to the Coca-Cola corporation as an artificial sweetener. Having known it to be a dangerous carcinogen, a government body called the Referee Board of Consulting Scientific Experts, created under president Roosevelt in 1910, sued Monsanto to stop the production of the new chemical sweetener. It decided that the levels of saccharin people were consuming were over they considered ‘safe’ limit, and in 1912 the use of saccharin was prohibited in processed foods. Comprar Calvin Klein Baratos Monsanto’s industry lawyers fought back, and the ban was over-turned, marking the first of many legal incidents that would pave the way for Monsanto’s current multi-faceted chemical onslaught on humanity.