Monsanto: Friend or Foe

The big corporate bad guy in agriculture is looking a lot like Monsanto. Granted, they have made a lot of money for their shareholders. They have also obviously spent a ton of it with attorneys who go after folks for one thing or another. In my part of the country, the Midwest, we are surrounded by corn and soy bean fields. Turns out most of both of these crops are genetically modified ones created by Monsanto. Friend or foe? From what I can gather right now, it looks like foe. I point out that I am not a dummie in this arena. My doctorate is in genetics from Purdue University. I am also a former newspaper publisher with a passion for the public’s right to know. This is not a good combination for people who want to hide things, particularly about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I will have much more to say after I get further along with my own information research about this company.


About Kent Blacklidge Ph.D.

As one of a newspaper family who owned a 34,000 daily newspaper in the heart of the Midwest for 85 years, I have a deep belief in a strong “Fourth Estate”, the press. Without a diligent, truthful, and assertive free press, the power would be taken from the people. People have the absolute right to know. After earning a degree in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue, I spent over 20 years in newspaper management with several as publisher. I also hold three graduate science degrees including a Ph.D.. I have a passionate interest in science, the environment, government, and politics. I have very little tolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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