Monsanto has won Green America’s online contest as the biggest "Corporate Fool" of the year. The agricultural and chemical giant came in first, followed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chevron.
Monsanto won hands-down for its toxic legacy, which includes Agent Orange, DDT, massive aerial spraying of Round-Up as a drug war tactic, as well as unlabeled and hazardous genetically engineered crops. Monsanto’s corporate deeds damage human health and the environment, destabilize the climate, and put small farmers out of business. They continue to push genetically modified crops in the developing world, deliberately locking farmers into deadly cycles of debt and dependence on chemical crop inputs.
To "honor" Monsanto as the nation’s biggest corporate fool, a donation was made in the name of Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to Navdanya, an organization in India that works with small farmers to promote seed sovereignty, fair trade, and sustainable agriculture.
If you’re in the D.C. area, please join OCA Political Director Alexis Baden-Mayer at the Corporate Fools awards ceremony tomorrow, March 30th, from 10:30am to 12pm. We’ll meet at Green America’s offices at 1612 K Street, NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 2006 at 10:30am.