The Monsanto Company likes to proclaim that they are the good guys, here to selflessly feed the world, help with sustainable agriculture, and, as if those lofty goals are not enough, champion human rights across the globe. All you have to do is look at their commitments page to see how worthy they are of a shiny corporate halo:'
Monsanto propaganda makes claims like this:
"At the heart of Monsanto is a very clear and principled code of conduct – one we expect all employees, contractors and management to live by every day. We operate under a genuine value system—our pledge—that demonstrates integrity, respect, ethical behavior, perspective and honesty as a foundation for everything we do.'
A key part of fulfilling the promise of our value system is by engaging our communities in a significant and positive manner. Not only do we work hard to support the family farmer in a variety of ways, but we also ..."
So why, you might well ask, does a company that is so angelic and so committed to putting common good ahead of corporate profits need a private army:
Real all about Monsanto's gowing paranoia over the anti - GM movement and the extraordinary steps the corporation is taking to protect it's poisonous intellectual property: