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Monday, January 10, 2005

Monsanto ethics

Monsanto, the agro-chemicals giant, has been caught bribing an Indonesian official to try to avoid environmental impact studies on its Genetically Modified (GM) cotton. The incident happened two years ago, the bribe was $50,000, Monsanto has been fined $1.5 million and accepted full responsibility. It wasn't an isolated incident and the company has admitted paying bribes to other high-ranking officials between 1997 and 2002.

Monsanto probably does more to damn GM crops than any lobbying organisation I can think of.


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