- More than 90% of world’s genetically engineered seeds were developed and sold by the Monsanto Corporation (planted predominantly with Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, cotton, soyabean and canola seeds).
- Monsanto’s GE seed sales alone brought the company over $4 billion last year. Outside of GE seeds, Monsanto’s past and present product-line has included Agent Orange, DDT, PCBs, rBGH and aspartame.
- Notable historic quote: “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” – Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden” New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998.
From the Organic Consumers Association newsletter.