ENG104 Monsanto Corp. Responsibility to Customers

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In the discussion that follows, you will be assigned a corporation to investigate. Your investigation should focus on the following question and address one of the following areas.

Question: Does the business, agency practice/employ socially-responsible business practices?

Consider the following areas from which to select and narrow your topic.

  • Environmental responsibility 
  • Fair Business ethics in relationship to other businesses and vendors 
  • Responsibility to the community 
  • Responsibility to the customers 
  • Responsibility to employees and work environment 
  • Diversity and fair opportunity in hiring and promotion practices 
  • Responsibility to shareholders 
  • Adherence to Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

This research paper focuses on a narrowed topic investigating a specific question related to the assigned corporation. Therefore, although there may be potential linkage of two of this issues, you should attempt to focus your research towards one. In no way, should you attempt to approach several or all of the potential topics in one paper, or your research and support will result in a generalized research paper, lacking sufficient evidence to support it.

The paper needs to incorporate research from a minimum of 8 legitimate sources.

This assignment will require the following: a beginning bibliography of 8 sources typed on one page, using MLA Format for Bibliography/Works Cited (only one of these being the web site or printed brochure of the company), a discussion assignment, sentence outline, rough draft, and final draft with appropriate documentation submitted via Vericite (plagiarism checker)

Length: Approximately 2000 words

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Monsanto's genetically modified seeds and its herbicides are very harmful to humans. Bibliography 1,Dr. Mercola.Mercola.com.”Seeds of Evil: Monsanto and Genetic Engineering” February 10, 2014, https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/seeds-evil-monsanto-and-genetic-en gineering 2,Gardam, Marybeth, and Nancy Price. “The Corporate Person Has No Right to Harm Our Bodies--Achieving the Human Right to Health.” Peace and Freedom, vol. 74, no. 2, 2014, pp. 22–23. 3,“Glyphosate May Harm Beneficial Organisms.” Global Pesticide Campaigner, vol. 9, no. 3, 1999, p. 29. 4,https://monsanto.com/ 5,Holly Yan “Jurors give $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller”August 11, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/10/health/monsanto-johnson-trial-verdict/index.ht ml 6,Lessley Anderson MAR 04, 2014 “Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto?” https://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/monsantos-good-bad-pr-problem/ 7,Nafeez Ahmed “GMO study finds 'indications of harmful and adverse effects”15th July 2015 https://theecologist.org/2015/jul/15/gmo-study-finds-indications-harmful-and -adverse-effects ⅠMonsanto is a company that can do anything for the sake of its interests,it is evil for the people. ⅡThe harm of genetically modified seeds to people. A.Monsanto has invented many genetically modified seeds. Most of the world's genetically modified crops were provided by it. B.Genetically modified foods have an impact on people's health. III Forced purchase of pathogenic herbicides. A Farmers must purchase Monsanto's herbicide to be able to purchase genetically modified seeds. B. Monsanto concealed the harm of herbicides to the human body. IV Monsanto has destroyed the ecological environment of other countries. A. Monsanto has conducted many experiments on genetically modified and herbicides in India. B. The farmland that used Monsanto's herbicides is polluted by its water quality and land. We should correctly understand the conspiracy behind these large companies. We have the right to destroy these companies. Glyphosate May Harm Beneficial Organisms : Global Pesticide Campaigner ; San Francisco Vol. 9, Iss. 3, (Dec 1999): 29. ProQuest 文档链接 (ABSTRACT) Monsanto is the world's major producer of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), with manufacturing sites in the U.S., Belgium, Malaysia, Brazil and Argentina. For the past several years, sales of Roundup have increased about 20% per year--related in part to growth in the number of acres planted with Roundup Ready crops (crops genetically engineered to be tolerant to Roundup). Preliminary data indicate that approximately 112,000 tons of glyphosate were used worldwide in 1998. Recently, additional concerns surfaced regarding glyphosate's possible impact on human health. Two Swedish studies found an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma linked to exposure to glyphosate. According to Professor Lennart Hardell, the studies' principal investigator, exposure to the herbicide increases the risk of this cancer by a factor of three. While Professor Hardell acknowledges that the sample size (four) in each study is low and that the risks of contracting non-Hodgkins lymphoma are small, he believes the risks are sufficient to warrant extensive additional research. GLYPHOSATE MAY HARM BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS Glyphosate may pose a significant risk to various predatory mites and parasitoids, according to a yet-to-bereleased European Community (EC) report on the herbicide. Documents submitted to the EC show that even when correctly applied for intended uses, glyphosate may harm beneficial organisms. Because of these potentially significant impacts, widespread use of this broad spectrum herbicide may have adverse consequences for nontarget beneficial species and biodiversity. The detailed report, produced by the German government as part of an extensive review process to determine which pesticides will be allowed for use in the European Union (EU), was completed in December 1998. It is currently being discussed by Member State regulators. The report calls for the decision regarding glyphosate to be postponed pending further studies. Early next year, regulators and the EU should decide whether glyphosate will be added to the list of approved pesticides. At that time, a report will be released to the public. Since only a handful of pesticides have gone through the review process, individual countries' regulations are currently still in force. Eventually, any pesticides not included on the list will effectively be banned for use across Europe. Monsanto is the world's major producer of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), with manufacturing sites in the U.S., Belgium, Malaysia, Brazil and Argentina. For the past several years, sales of Roundup have increased about 20% per year--related in part to growth in the number of acres planted with Roundup Ready crops (crops genetically engineered to be tolerant to Roundup). Preliminary data indicate that approximately 112,000 tons of glyphosate were used worldwide in 1998. Recently, additional concerns surfaced regarding glyphosate's possible impact on human health. Two Swedish studies found an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma linked to exposure to glyphosate. According to Professor Lennart Hardell, the studies' principal investigator, exposure to the herbicide increases the risk of this cancer by a factor of three. While Professor Hardell acknowledges that the sample size (four) in each study is low and that the risks of contracting non-Hodgkins lymphoma are small, he believes the risks are sufficient to warrant extensive additional research. SEARCH.PROQUEST.COM PDF Page 1 of 3 There have also been reports that weeds are becoming resistant to the herbicide. The latest case of glyphosateresistant ryegrass in Australia has raised some concerns about the possibility of widespread resistance because it occurred even though the farmer was using a rotation system previously thought to be effective in preventing herbicide resistance. The Pesticides Trust (a United Kingdom NGO) has called for greater transparency in the EC pesticide review proceedings and release of pesticide review documents early in process. Sources: Agrow: World Crop Protection News, January 29, March 12, and August 27, 1999. "Glyphosate," full transcript, Channel 4 News, UK, October 12, 1999. The Independent, October 12, 1999. Contact: The Pesticides Trust, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-171) 274 8895; fax (44-171) 274 9084; email pesttrust@gn.apc.org; Web site http://www.gn.apc.org/pesticidestrust. : Chemical industry; Chemicals; Industry : Europe Geography : Glyphosate May Harm Beneficial Organisms : Global Pesticide Campaigner; San Francisco : 9 : 3 : 29 : 0 : 1999 : Dec 1999 : Pesticide Action Network North America : San Francisco /: United States, San Francisco ISSN: 1055548X : Scholarly Journals : English : News : SFLNSGLPC0701GPVV815000017 SEARCH.PROQUEST.COM PDF Page 2 of 3 ProQuest ID: 196902769 URL: http://ezproxy.library.arizona.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1 96902769?accountid=8360 : Copyright Pesticide Action Network North America Dec 1999 : 2010-06-06 : Agricultural &Environmental Science Collection; Materials Science &Engineering Collection Linking Service  2019 ProQuest LLC 条款与条件 联系 ProQuest SEARCH.PROQUEST.COM PDF Page 3 of 3 ...
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Monsanto Corporation and Responsibility to the Customers
From all corners of the world, companies strive to excel by providing solutions and
meeting the needs of their customers. Through their operations, companies must observe
business ethics and socially responsible business practices to ensure the acceptance by the
people without compromising their health and other basic needs. This paper examines
Monsanto Company with the view to establish its responsibility to the customer. Originating
from the United States, Monsanto has been one of the leading companies in agricultural
biotechnology and the manufacturing of agrochemicals. As an agricultural biotechnology
corporation, Monsanto began its operations in 1901. In the past few decades, Monsanto has
faced various accusations regarding its social practices and the effects of its products to the
consumers, environment and the community at large.
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Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Crops
Sale of unsafe or harmful herbicides to the customers
a. Effects of Roundup
b. Carcinogenicity
Irresponsible use of technology at the expense of the consumer
a. Concealed information on the used technology
b. Added expense to the customers
Forced consumer purchases
a. Consumers forced to buy herbicides
b. Consumers forced to buy new seeds each planting season
c. Threats through lawsuits


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Monsanto Corporation and Responsibility to the Customers
From all corners of the world, companies strive to excel by providing solutions and
meeting the needs of their customers. Through their operations, companies must observe
business ethics and socially responsible business practices to ensure the acceptance by the
people without compromising their health and other basic needs. This paper examines
Monsanto Company with the view to establish its responsibility to the customer. Originating
from the United States, Monsanto has been one of the leading companies in agricultural
biotechnology and the manufacturing of agrochemicals. As an agricultural biotechnology
corporation, Monsanto began its operations in 1901. In the past few decades, Monsanto has
faced various accusations regarding its social practices and the effects of its products to the
consumers, environment and the community at large.
From the onset, the company, through some of its products especially the Genetically
Modified crops and the herbicides including the Glyphosate commonly known as Roundup,
has faced various lawsuit among which it has been charged heavily. Although Monsanto has
been claiming the safety of its products to the consumers, most of the researchers and
institutions including the World Health Organization have claimed carcinogenicity of some
of the company’s products such as the Glyphosate. From this perspective, it is significant to
determine Monsanto’s responsibility to the consumer of its products. In fact, according to the
survey by Anderson (2014), Monsanto can use all the means available to reap high profits
regardless of the effects of the products to the consumers. Considering various claims and
previous studies, this paper examines if Monsanto, a leading agricultural biotechnology and
manufacturer of agrichemicals has socially acceptable practices to the customers.
Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Crops
As a leader in ag...

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