You may not be familiar with the name, as I was not, but I'm sure you are familiar with some of their products. Most familiar is their weedkiller Roundup. They also have developed seeds that sprout plants that are unaffected by Roundup, so that farmers can use the product on their crops.
Vanity Fair has done a great article on this company, and their heavy-handed and bullying ways. They trounce upon people's liberties left and right, and it seems they can't be stopped.
It's a long article of about six pages, but it is well worth your time to make yourself aware of this company's business practices. Boycott, boycott, boycott!
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