Monsanto (NYSE:MON) Not A Sustainable Agriculture Company
Being sustainable includes minimizing or eliminating agricultural chemicals. meaning as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides decimate soil microbes, and Monsanto (NYSE:MON) is not doing anything to limit the use of chemicals in agriculture on food crop fields.
Consider this fact: its patented seeds are designed to promote and secure the expanded use of pesticides, not lessen it.
From 1 report I read recently, “Sales from Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides accounted for 27 percent of Monsanto’s total 2011 net sales. Monsanto engineers its GE seeds to resist Roundup and Roundup alone, so that the sale of the herbicide is absolutely necessary for those who buy Roundup Ready seeds.”