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(STLToday)   Because his regular multi-million dollar bonus wasn't enough, Monsanto gives CEO another 2.5 million for merger. Remember that when you're paying 38 bucks a bag for Weed-B-Gone   ( stltoday.com) divider line
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2018-02-21 01:04:39 PM  
Dude I got like two fiddy more per week after the tax cut so we straight.
 
2018-02-21 01:12:05 PM  
Monsanto is a terrible company that does terrible things.
Im sure the CEO needs all that money so he can sleep at night.
 
2018-02-21 01:22:08 PM  
Remember that when you're dealing with glyphosate-induced lymphoma.
 
2018-02-21 02:59:04 PM  

vernonFL: Monsanto is a terrible company that does terrible things.
Im sure the CEO needs all that money so he can sleep at night.


Based exactly on what evidence?

/looking forward to the links to blogs that suck from anti-science shills
 
2018-02-21 03:04:44 PM  
Any chance as Americans we can stop worshiping our lawns?
Yeah didn't think so.
 
2018-02-21 03:32:04 PM  

vernonFL: Monsanto is a terrible company that does terrible things.
Im sure the CEO needs all that money so he can sleep at night.


the poisoned water and soil in areas that have their plants are a real bonus.
 
2018-02-21 03:33:32 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Any chance as Americans we can stop worshiping our lawns?
Yeah didn't think so.


over time, when they can't afford the water to water them.
 
2018-02-21 03:37:52 PM  

gingerjet: vernonFL: Monsanto is a terrible company that does terrible things.
Im sure the CEO needs all that money so he can sleep at night.

Based exactly on what evidence?

/looking forward to the links to blogs that suck from anti-science shills


I remember them drawing a lot of ire for selling sterile, patented GMO seeds to third-world farmers or something, that's about it.
 
2018-02-21 03:41:55 PM  

IHadMeAVision: I remember them drawing a lot of ire for selling sterile, patented GMO seeds to third-world farmers or something, that's about it.


Maybe I should elaborate: Monsanto makes their own herbicide-resistant seeds, but they have to be bought each year from the company, which is a burden for the parts of the world where herbicide-resistance might literally mean feast or famine.

Seems tame compared any given Nestle controversy.
 
2018-02-21 04:02:38 PM  

gingerjet: vernonFL: Monsanto is a terrible company that does terrible things.
Im sure the CEO needs all that money so he can sleep at night.

Based exactly on what evidence?

/looking forward to the links to blogs that suck from anti-science shills


Evidence? Pollution. They've paid out millions of dollars to settle lawsuits regarding poisoning their own workers snd the public.
 
2018-02-21 04:22:28 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Maybe I should elaborate: Monsanto makes their own herbicide-resistant seeds, but they have to be bought each year from the company, which is a burden for the parts of the world where herbicide-resistance might literally mean feast or famine.


Out of curiosity, what did those parts of the world do before Monsanto created herbicide resistant seeds?

And as a follow-up, when the herbicide-resistant stuff came out from Monsanto, did they unilaterally pass laws in those parts of the world forbidding farmers from continuing on as they previously had before Monsanto created herbicide-resistant seeds?  Or... can those farmers still continue on as they had before unchanged whatsoever?
 
2018-02-21 04:28:05 PM  

IHadMeAVision: IHadMeAVision: I remember them drawing a lot of ire for selling sterile, patented GMO seeds to third-world farmers or something, that's about it.

Maybe I should elaborate: Monsanto makes their own herbicide-resistant seeds, but they have to be bought each year from the company, which is a burden for the parts of the world where herbicide-resistance might literally mean feast or famine.

Seems tame compared any given Nestle controversy.


Anti-GMO nutjobs would biatch about "cross contamination" if they weren't terminator genes.
 
2018-02-21 04:45:11 PM  

lennavan: Out of curiosity, what did those parts of the world do before Monsanto created herbicide resistant seeds?

And as a follow-up, when the herbicide-resistant stuff came out from Monsanto, did they unilaterally pass laws in those parts of the world forbidding farmers from continuing on as they previously had before Monsanto created herbicide-resistant seeds?  Or... can those farmers still continue on as they had before unchanged whatsoever?


I don't get the question. With the old seeds, lack of pesticide use leads to blight. If supply can't meet demand, prices skyrocket. High prices lead to starvation. So that's why it can be construed as a human rights issue.
 
2018-02-21 04:56:02 PM  

machoprogrammer: IHadMeAVision: IHadMeAVision: I remember them drawing a lot of ire for selling sterile, patented GMO seeds to third-world farmers or something, that's about it.

Maybe I should elaborate: Monsanto makes their own herbicide-resistant seeds, but they have to be bought each year from the company, which is a burden for the parts of the world where herbicide-resistance might literally mean feast or famine.

Seems tame compared any given Nestle controversy.

Anti-GMO nutjobs would biatch about "cross contamination" if they weren't terminator genes.


come with me if you want to eat
 
2018-02-21 05:05:37 PM  

IHadMeAVision: lennavan: Out of curiosity, what did those parts of the world do before Monsanto created herbicide resistant seeds?

And as a follow-up, when the herbicide-resistant stuff came out from Monsanto, did they unilaterally pass laws in those parts of the world forbidding farmers from continuing on as they previously had before Monsanto created herbicide-resistant seeds?  Or... can those farmers still continue on as they had before unchanged whatsoever?

I don't get the question. With the old seeds, lack of pesticide use leads to blight. If supply can't meet demand, prices skyrocket. High prices lead to starvation. So that's why it can be construed as a human rights issue.


The question is trying to get you to realize Monsanto is not doing anything to harm those countries.  They merely aren't helping them.

Are you currently in a 3rd world country volunteering your time and giving them money?
 
2018-02-21 06:00:14 PM  

lennavan: The question is trying to get you to realize Monsanto is not doing anything to harm those countries.  They merely aren't helping them.


I never really gave my opinion, I was just relaying arguments I read in college.

There are always going to be people who want to blame the West for everything. It's not the fact that shiathole country A is led by a bunch of incompetent friends & family like the Trump administration, it's "neo-colonialism."
 
2018-02-21 06:32:34 PM  
Anti- GMO nutters are one thing but Monsanto is hated by a lot of people because they are a shiatty company who prey on the poor via scams and lawsuits. If our politicians and justice department had any balls Monsanto would have been charged with fraud a long time ago.
 
2018-02-21 06:44:00 PM  

IHadMeAVision: I never really gave my opinion, I was just relaying arguments I read in college


that's... a thing to do... i guess.

neat?
 
2018-02-21 08:09:39 PM  
Just realized that Weed-B-Gone is an anagram for Weed E Bong. Monsanto,  more, like Moon ants, amirite?
 
2018-02-22 12:03:08 AM  

Lumber Jack Off: Anti- GMO nutters are one thing but Monsanto is hated by a lot of people because they are a shiatty company who prey on the poor via scams and lawsuits. If our politicians and justice department had any balls Monsanto would have been charged with fraud a long time ago.


Why?
 
2018-02-22 01:15:24 PM  

lennavan: IHadMeAVision: Maybe I should elaborate: Monsanto makes their own herbicide-resistant seeds, but they have to be bought each year from the company, which is a burden for the parts of the world where herbicide-resistance might literally mean feast or famine.

Out of curiosity, what did those parts of the world do before Monsanto created herbicide resistant seeds?

And as a follow-up, when the herbicide-resistant stuff came out from Monsanto, did they unilaterally pass laws in those parts of the world forbidding farmers from continuing on as they previously had before Monsanto created herbicide-resistant seeds?  Or... can those farmers still continue on as they had before unchanged whatsoever?


Yes, and no. Monsanto is a terrible company in that they don't allow anyone to plant their own crops, using their own seeds, near any farmers that use Monsanto modified seeds.

The company's reasoning is that the farmers, who aren't using Monsanto seeds, are benefiting from the lack of pests, and invasive plants, from the fields that are sowing Monsanto seeds. The seeds are modified at the genetic level and if the wind blows your direction you're now growing plants fertilized by their modified seed plants, so you can't harvest seeds from your own crops to replant the next year. They'll sue you when you try to plant your seeds the next year. They have won every time too. Basically your crop has invaded my field, but since I may have benefited from that invasion I now must pay you for the privilege.

Monsanto has by and large been the reason a lot of farmers have gone out of business. Their seeds are outrageously priced, and you have to buy them every year.
 
2018-02-22 01:51:53 PM  
White vinegar sprayed on plants works like Weed Be Gone.  Cheaper, better, less cancery.
 
2018-02-22 07:34:37 PM  
Thought it was going to be Miracle Gro they just made an acquisition as well I heard in the cannabis industry OrganiGram Holdings I believe. They just received that huge expansion license and have been frugal while others were maybe spreading themselves thin. If I had investment money that would be my little pick.
 
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