ByLaird Townsend/For The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
A two-year investigation by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found repeated allegations of labor violations over the past decade against Monsanto, its counterpart in GMO corn production, DuPont Pioneer, other seed companies, and the companies’ contractors.
A review of federal documents, lawsuits and Monsanto records – and interviews with advocates and experts – shows repeated allegations of broken recruiting promises, minimum-wage violations, improperly withheld pay and substandard living conditions in seed-corn production of Monsanto and Pioneer.
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, announced on Monday that it has terminated an 18-month-old agreement to sell its Precision Planting LLC business to equipment manufacturer Deere & Company.
President Donald Trump’s pick for the country’s top antitrust position — and key regulator for the $66 billion deal between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. — is expected to give his confirmation testimony on Wednesday.
The first of several thousand lawsuits alleging that Syngenta cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars by releasing a variety of genetically engineered corn seed without Chinese import approval has officially gone to court.
A mock international tribunal held in the Netherlands and put together by activist groups has concluded that the St. Louis-based seed company Monsanto has “engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to a healthy environment.”