Monsanto have a huge monopoly on on a number of vastly different areas of the global market, but have you ever asked yourself just how trustworthy their products are?
The worrying thing is that many Monsanto products contain harmful ingredients and are made for pure profit rather than the well-being of the consumer.
The company specializes in agrochemical products, and their reach means their products are used on many of the items you will find in any regular fruit and veg section of the supermarket.
Sadly, the ingredients list for their products that are sprayed in large doses on the produce that we eat contain many harmful chemicals.
Here are the 10 most chemical-filled products produced by Monsanto.
This artificial sweetener was created to boost the sweetness of Coca-Cola. In lab tests it has been known to cause cancer in mice, as shown by it’s inclusion in the National Institute of Health’s carcinogen list.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls are chlorinated hydrocarbons, invented as a fluid coolant, and used by Monsanto since the 1920’s. Despite being banned in 1979, they still appear when tested in plastic and cable products, and they are linked to diseases such as cancer.
One of the worst man-made substances, polystyrene does not break down or biodegrade, meaning that it has been clogging up the earth ever since it was used by Monsanto in the 1940’s. It is ranked 5th in the EPA’s 1980s listing of chemicals whose production generates the most total hazardous waste.
4. Nuclear Weapons
Shortly after acquiring Thomas and Hochwalt Laboratories, Monsanto turned this division into their Central Research Department. That’s right, Monsanto are responsible for the creation of certain nuclear weapons developed between 1943-45 including plutonium purification and production efforts, as part of the Manhattan Project’s Dayton Project.
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane was a pesticide developed to try and eradicate malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Unfortunately the chemical had other negative effects on humans like damaging the nervous system and liver damage.
These are highly toxic chemicals used in certain agricultural tools. They bio accumulate in the body and have been linked to cancer.
7. Agent Orange
This dangerous chemical was used as a weapon during the Vietnam war, and produced by Monsanto. It caused birth defects in the millions and traces are still being found today.
8. Petrolium Based fertilizers
In 1955 Monsanto began making fertilizers destined to be spread widely on food crops that were made from petroleum. These are known to have been incredibly damaging to the soil and the natural organisms that are the building blocks for healthy crops.
The controversial glyphosate-based pesticide, this is the most widely used agricultural product in the world. It has been linked with cancer and been identified as a ‘probable human carcinogen’ b the FDA.
This sweetener is widely used in many products and has been manufactured by Monsanto since 1985. It has also been linked with cancer and brain damage.
Bovine Growth Hormone – This product is banned in many countries, yet is used widely in the U.S to make cows produce more milk. It filters through into the milk you buy in the supermarket and has been identified as a cancer accelerator.
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