Vote for your favorite villains of food
Where to start? The list of Monsanto’s misdeeds against the food system — and Earth — is so long that when you start typing the St. Louis-based company’s name into Google, the second suggestion is “Monsanto evil.” (Among those results are a 10th grader’s entertaining exploration of that very topic.) The chemical and seed behemoth has given the world Agent Orange, PCBs, DDT, the possibly carcinogenic sweetener Aspartame, and recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (which makes cows produce more milk, along with more mastitis and lameness). It dominates not only the markets for genetically engineered corn and soy, but the entire market for seeds in general. And while the company loves to talk about how much it hearts farmers, it seems to heart suing them off the land even more.