Monsanto tops the list of top 10 homicidal corporations
Over the several centuries since corporations have been around, there have been many that could be accused of using homicidal tactics in securing their profits. One of the first true modern corporations was the Dutch West India Company which, centuries ago, was granted a charter that allowed it to monopolize the African slave trade and led to the deaths of untold numbers of human beings.
There have been numerous companies since then whose unmitigated greed has led them to commit heinous and murderous acts. TheDailySheeple.com has published a list of the top 10 corporations “that got away with murder.” The article lists the infamous Dutch West India Company along with more recent examples, such as the fruit magnate Dole, which sanctioned the murders of union leaders in Colombia and incorporated terror tactics there and elsewhere to crush labor movements.
And then, of course, there’s Phillip Morris, the tobacco industry giant who needs little introduction or explanation of why they are on the list. Others include CITGO Petroleum Corporation, which pumped cancerous waste gases into the air in Texas, and Royal Dutch Shell, who, among other things, got away with human rights abuses and involvement in murder in Nigeria.
But it probably will come as little surprise that the number one homicidal corporation in the world — at least according to The Daily Sheeple (and just about everyone else who is paying attention) — is the Monsanto Company.
From The Daily Sheeple:
Monsanto is a special breed of evil. The multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation is best likened to a serial killer that you could arrest for murder but never be sure of exactly how many people he killed. The deaths we know about involve the Indian farmers who commit suicide every thirty minutes because the GMO seeds they are basically forced to plant fail to produce necessary yields. Disturbingly, some of the farmers committed the act by consuming the same Roundup herbicide Monsanto gave them for their crops. The total death count is estimated at 290,000.
As horrible as the continuing India debacle has been, it is far from being Monsanto’s only murderous legacy. The Monsanto death machine has had a terrible effect throughout the world, and its diabolical history is much broader in scope than just its Frankenfood GMO agenda, with its accompanying cancer cocktail known as Roundup.
There have been many other deadly Monsanto products and programs, some of which have been banned or terminated, others of which are around to this day.
The first “artificial sweetener” to appear on the market, saccharin, was proven to cause cancer in lab rats and was almost banned completely in the late 1970s, but due to lobbying pressure by Monsanto and other big players in the industry, the ban never was applied. Now, other sweeteners have largely replaced saccharin. Incidentally, many of the newer sweeteners also are believed to have associated health risks, such as aspartame, which was also developed by guess who? Yep, Monsanto…
Other examples of Monsanto’s poisons include PCBs, dioxin, DDT, petroleum-based fertilizers, Agent Orange and polystyrene.
It almost seems that, if something is dangerous or poisonous, Monsanto is involved somehow. The company also was instrumental in the development of the atom bomb and other nuclear weapons.
Shortly after acquiring Thomas and Hochwalt Laboratories, Monsanto turned this division into their Central Research Department.
Between 1943 to 1945, this department coordinated key production efforts of the Manhattan Project—including plutonium purification and production and, as part of the Manhattan Project’s Dayton Project, techniques to refine chemicals used as triggers for atomic weapons…
So, all things considered, Monsanto easily takes first place among the world’s most murderous corporations.
A dubious honor, indeed…