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  • mary_collierxx mary_collierxx Apr 13, 2008 11:54 PM Flag

    Bad News for MON

    On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television, "The World According to Monsanto". A documentary that Americans wouldn't see until now. The truth comes out that Monsanto is a criminally irresponsible corporation. But don't stop there. Monsanto is guilty of premeditated murder of thousands. Historically, time has proven that Monsanto has hidden the dangers of most of their top selling products in order to make a buck. It is documented. It is fact. This film is long at 1 hour 49 minutes which shows just how much there is to tell. You need only Google "Monsanto" to find overwhelming support of this documentary.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-842180934463681887

    If you care about your future, if you care about your children, Please don't buy this stock. Sell all you have. This company is corrupt beyond any measure and cares little about the future. They claim they can feed the world when in fact they're destroying the diversity of the planet and may bring us all to starvation and death.

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    • Bafflegab

    • You make no case!
      Do you not understand genetics?

    • March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television, "The World According to Monsanto". A documentary that Americans wouldn't see until now. The truth comes out that Monsanto is a criminally irresponsible corporation. But don't stop there. Monsanto is guilty of premeditated murder of thousands. Historically, time has proven that Monsanto has hidden the dangers of most of their top selling products in order to make a buck. It is documented. It is fact. This film is long at 1 hour 49 minutes which shows just how much there is to tell. You need only Google "Monsanto" to find overwhelming support of this documentary.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...

      If you care about your future, if you care about your children, Please don't buy this stock. Sell all you have. This company is corrupt beyond any measure and cares little about the future. They claim they can feed the world when in fact they're destroying the diversity of the planet and may bring us all to starvation and death.




      Solutia Inc. said Thursday it will stop making a key ingredient for a rubber compound used in the manufacturing of tires at its facility at a Monsanto site in Belgium.

      Production of primary accelerators is scheduled to stop in the second half of 2010. It was not immediately known how many employees would be affected.

      “This decision is consistent with Solutia’s overall strategy to focus on businesses that are market leaders with a sustainable competitive advantage,” said Mike Donnelly, president and general manager of Solutia’s technical specialties division. "As the Primary Accelerators market is oversupplied with low-cost Asian producers and there are few barriers to entry, Solutia has determined this business no longer meets our strategic criteria.”

      Solutia will continue making other chemicals at the Antwerp, Belgium, plant.

      St. Louis-based Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), led by Chairman, President and Chief Executive Jeffry Quinn, develops specialty chemicals, fibers, fluids and other performance products.



      Read more: Solutia exits rubber compound business in Belgium - St. Louis Business Journal:

    • Its youtube video CMleWZXhi6s

    • I agree this is terrible. There is another movie called the GMO Trilogy

    • We longs understand the pain that you shorts are under. Believe me, I know it hurts. But you picked the wrong sector to bet on the slide. Bale out and try COF. Best of luck.

      • 2 Replies to cutthroat_fly
      • Yes sir. The shorts are grasping for corn silk.

      • I am short MON via position in SMN. I think the *story* of ag is great but the valuation is indefensible. Momentum plays have popped pretty quick in this environment, and I consider basica materials, particualarly MON/MOS to be a lot like FXI last fall, except much worse. The question you have to ask is: what is normalized earnings for MON and what multiple is correct to pay for it. MON is worth more than McDonalds or Boeing even though Boeing/Mcdonalds earning more than 2x what MON earns. SO if MON's *E* eventually does double, it is still more expensive than Boeing/Mcd. Another way of saying this is you are ALREADY paying for 25%+ eps growth a year for the next 5 years. That may or may not happen. If it doesn't you will be bag holder.

    • I watched 9 minutes and it was what I expected. What you have to understand is that Monsanto Company as it presently exists has no link nor legacy with the Monsanto Company that produced PCBs. Monsanto has gone through several mergers and reorganizations but in the end it is an agricultural technology company and not a chemical company. Yes, its does produce herbicides but not industrial chemicals. The remnants of that business is held by Solutia. There is no excuse for what the "old" Monsanto did regarding PCBs and such but there is also no reason to condemn the present Monsanto for something they had nothing to do with simply because the company moniker is the same. I'll never understand why Monsanto didn't change the company name into something with no meaning like Syngenta.

      The "documentary" hypothesizes that you can understand the modern Monsanto and what they might do by looking at how the old Monsanto behaved. That is bs and is no different from charging that all Germans are genocidal fascists because of the Nazis. Companies and countries change because people both change and die. Evolution marches on.

      • 1 Reply to tcesni
      • The corporate reshuffling you site is just further indication that the hidden hand behind Monsanto is malicious and malevolent and will implement any slight of hand necessary to avoid worldly prosecution for its' crimes.

        It is much more likely that Germany could re-birth and reform than Monsanto, at least for a while, from the track record.

        Speaking of Nazis, when one's forebears traded as allies with them and got Busted to the tune of billions and their bank had to run away to Switzerland, you probably know what to expect from the current generation, and it's exactly what you see now.

    • The journalist who made this documentary is Marie-Monique Robin, an ultra left wing liberal who has also made documentaries on Death squads in Indochina and Algiers, The Algerian Civil War, torture squads during civil wars in Latin America, people who were victims of organ theft in other countries etc. She makes all these sensationalized "documentaries", about them, writes books and makes money.
      Check out

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Monique_Robin

    • The intro to the piece says it all - the host goes to the Internet for information regarding Monsanto. The Internet is the best option if you want mis-information, not if you want accurate information.

      • 2 Replies to tcesni
      • The internet is the best source for true information about Monsanto. Especially Monsanto's own website

        Monsanto has had a controversial history in India, starting with the accusations of terminator genes in its seed. There were demonstrations against the company. Later, its GM cotton seed was the subject of NGO agitation because of its higher cost. The company also faces increasing piracy of seed in India, with local farmers creating their own varieties.[50][51] In 2003 Brazil followed suit with a similar protest in Goias.[52]


        In the United Kingdom

        Monsanto dumped thousands of tons of waste containing PCBs in a quarry near Groesfaen, Wales. [58] Also responsible for dumping various unconfirmed contaminates at a site near Llwyneinion, North Wales

        In the United States

        The non-profit Center for Food Safety[59]listed 112 lawsuits by Monsanto against farmers for claims of seed patent violations. The Center for Food Safety's analyst stated that many innocent farmers settle with Monsanto because they cannot afford a time consuming lawsuit. Monsanto is frequently described by farmers as "Gestapo" and "Mafia" both because of these lawsuits and because of the questionable means they use to collect evidence of patent infringement.

        Monsanto is responsible for more than 50 Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites, dating back to the era in which the company was called "Monsanto Chemical."

        As of May, 2008, Monsanto is currently engaged in a campaign to prohibit dairies which do not inject their cows with artificial bovine growth hormone from advertising this fact on their milk cartons. When the Federal Trade Commission did not side with Monsanto on this issue, the company started lobbying state lawmakers to implement a similar ban. Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolfe attempted to prohibit dairies from using labels stating that their milk does not contain artificial bovine growth hormone, but public outcry led Governor Edward Rendell to reverse this ban.[64]

        In Missouri

        Gary Rinehart of Eagleville, Missouri was sued by Monsanto in 2002, who claimed that he had violated their Roundup Ready Soybean patent. Rinehart is not a farmer or seed dealer, but he still had to spend money for his legal defense. Monsanto eventually dropped the lawsuit, but never issued an apology, admitted to making a mistake, or offered to pay for Rinehart's legal expenses.

        Monsanto sued the Pilot Grove Cooperative Elevator in Pilot Grove, Missouri, claiming that offering seed cleaning services to farmers was tantamount to inducing them to pirate Monsanto seeds. The Pilot Grove Cooperative Elevator had been cleaning seeds for decades before companies like Monsanto could even patent organisms.

        In Illinois

        Monsanto Chemical company founded and incorporated the town of Sauget, Illinois, to avoid taxation from East Saint Louis. For many years the company employed the city's people and polluted its environment while giving them no tax revenue in return, even during the city's decline throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

        In Alabama

        Monsanto is accused of encouraging residents of Anniston, Alabama to use soil known by the company to be contaminated with PCBs as top soil.

      • The host used the internet to jumpstart her investigation and then to obtain preliminary information on what she was uncovering. If you watched the video in its entirety, you would know there are numerous interviews with key players on both sides of the issue as well as with farmers in many countries who are suffering because of Monsanto. The key interview that is missing is a representative from Monsanto who refused numerous requests to be interviewed.

    • Oil companies are doing more to destroy the planet and it's ecology than montasanto could ever do.

      do you own an oil companies?

 
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