Originally Published on Top Masters in Healthcare
From its early 20th century origins selling a suspect sweetener, Monsanto has long had its hand in our food supply. And that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Let’s take a look at the company’s history and its current practices.
Monsanto and GMOs
Monsanto is a self-proclaimed leader in genetic engineering of food crops. That’s not something to be proud of.
GMOs have been linked preliminarily to:
- Food allergies
- Increased toxicity
- Decreased nutritional value
- Antibiotic resistance
While it got its start making food additives, the company’s chief products today are agricultural, from seeds to herbicides. And Monsanto’s impact on modern farming in the U.S. and around the world is undeniable.
This infographic only scratched the surface of how Monsanto controls our food supply with genetically engineered products. With its hands in so much of the food we eat and politicians in its back pocket, there’s no doubt Monsanto will continue to exert control and influence over agriculture and human health.
Continue reading to learn the history of Monsanto and the current situation