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Author Elmore, Bartow J., author.

Title Seed money : Monsanto's past and our food future / Bartow J. Elmore.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  338.766 ELM    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  338.766 ELM    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Seeds -- Introduction : Don't do it. Expect lawsuits -- Pt. II. Roots -- You are getting into chemistry now, Senator, on which subject I am rather weak -- A coal-tar war -- A die-hard admirer of the tooth-and-claw -- Pt. III. Plants -- Wonderful stuff, this 2, 4, 5-T! -- So you see, I am prepared to argue on either side -- Sell the hell out them as long as we can -- Strategic exit -- They can have my house; I just need thirty days -- Trespassing to get to our own property -- The only weed control you need -- I have to cry for them -- Pt IV. Weeds -- Oh shit, the margins were very, very, very good -- They are selling us a problem we don't have -- Pt. V. Harvest -- Conclusion : Malicious code.
Summary "This is the definitive history of Monsanto, a St. Louis chemical firm that became the world's largest genetically engineered seed enterprise. Monsanto merged with German pharma-biotech giant Bayer in 2018, but its Roundup Ready seeds, introduced twenty-five years ago, are still reshaping the farms that feed us. Incorporating global fieldwork, interviews with company employees, and untapped corporate and government records, award-winning historian Bartow J. Elmore traces Monsanto's astounding evolution from a scrappy chemical startup to a global agrobusiness powerhouse. Capitalizing on deals with customers like Coca-Cola, General Electric, and especially the US government, Monsanto used seed money derived from toxic products-including PCBs and Agent Orange-to build an agricultural empire, promising endless bounty through its genetically engineered technology. As new data emerges about its blockbuster Roundup system, and as Bayer faces a tide of lawsuits over Monsanto products past and present, Elmore's urgent history takes a penetrating look at the company's past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Monsanto Company.
Agricultural chemicals industry -- United States -- History.
Seed industry and trade -- United States -- History.
Plant biotechnology industry -- United States -- History.
Transgenic plants -- United States -- History.
Agriculture -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9781324002048 hardcover
1324002042 hardcover
Standard No. 40030804069

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