Monsanto’s lasting global effect on food supplies

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Roundup on store shelf
In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. The Environmental Protection Agency is reaffirming that a popular weed killer is safe for users, even as legal claims mount from people who blame the herbicide for their cancer. The EPA’s draft findings Tuesday, April 30, come after two recent multimillion-dollar U.S. court judgments against the herbicide. Haven Daley/AP Photo

The biotech corporation Monsanto in 2003 accounted for 90 percent of all genetically engineered seeds in the world, according to MIT. We talk with the author of a new book about the company’s rise and its lasting effect on the global food economy.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Bartow Elmore Guest

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