Monsanto is a U.S. based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Monsanto is the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds and herbicides. They have operation in over 68 countries in the world.Monsanto acquires global seed companies and patents concerning genetic engeneering. The company produces seeds and herbicides and is known for applying biotechnology in producing genetically modified crop plants, equally for his herbicide ‘Agent Orange’ and “Roundup”.
Monsanto is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which is promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. Monsanto is also a participant of the UN Global Compact which asks companies to support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. NGOs and farmers worldwide criticize Monsanto’s controversial business practices, its monopoly of the seed and food commodity markets, and its connections to the US government.
The investor information below in relation to Monsanto is correct as at publication of Dirty Profits 2 in December 2013.