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Ethical Issues With Monsanto

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Monsanto sells Roundup Ready which is an glyphosate (toxic active ingredient). With biotechnology they “were able to create seeds containing the herbicide Roundup Ready which kills weeds but spares crops” and also created genes in seeds that could kill bugs (Monsanto). This takes care of the famer’s main pest bugs and weeds. In the end, it allows for Monsanto to charge a heavier price for their product. Roundup line of products including the GM seeds represented about 50% of Monsanto's business (Austin & Barrett, 2011).

Roundup Ready has been linked to health problems and diseases from the glyphosate that has been found in food. The ethical issues with Roundup is that its benfically to the farmers because it keeps away bugs and weeds but if
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