well let's see
monsanto has been on the forefront for several decades of various agricultural technologies that have significantly increased crop yields (their contribution to the green revolution) and have been and are now developing more technologies to keep crop yield up with population growth
otherwise hundreds of millions of people would have starved to death last century and hundreds of millions will starve to death this century
luddites hate this because corporations are the devil and so is technology
so, monsanto must be trying to destroy the environment to make money so the environment is wrecked and the only non-wrecked parts monsanto will control so it can reveal its secret fleet of helicarriers like in captain america 2 that will prevent the world from destroying monsanto and monsanto will make money forever. less money than it would have if it tried to create crops that can grow on formerly considered unarable land like it is doing but that is beside the point, monsanto bad. it made indian farmers commit suicide (except it didnt
), monsanto is turning farmers into slaves (except it isn't - and be sure to read the hilarious comments to this one, so many of the anti-GMO fascists wanting to suppress speech and throw people in jail and come after them with "force" it's hilarious
If this isn't evil then fuck
i agree, it is evil to spend millions of dollars creating seeds that can grow in shitty soil in sub-saharan africa so african farmers can be exploited by monsanto selling seeds to them that will actually grow in the soil successfully enough to make farming viable. and then they have the temerity to try to make a profit off of this!
it's just awesome how these africans couldn't grow crops successfully enough to make it worth it before monsanto engineered seeds that could do so and evilly offered them the chance to actually make a living as farmers. they are now facing the prospect of being locked into the monsanto slavery of being farmers who have a shot at living more than a subsistence lifestyle. rather than being proud and free hunter-gatherers and impoverished bums starving to death waiting for their next audition for a sally struthers commercial.
trillions of meals containing GM food have been eaten in the last 20 years. not a single case of someone dying or getting ill from what they have eaten has been shown to be caused by the GM nature of some of the ingredients.
of course all food we eat has been genetically modified we just did it haphazardly through selective breeding and now we do it precisely in a lab. of course the more precise method that inserts only the wanted genes and not a bunch of random other genes must be less safe.
monsanto conspiracy theory is about as convincing as the CIA created AIDS in a lab working with the KGB because they both hate black people and gays.