Episode 4

September 15, 2022


Monsanto 4: The Roundup Episode

Monsanto 4: The Roundup Episode
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Monsanto 4: The Roundup Episode

Show Notes

This is the birth of Modern Monsanto, and it takes quite a turn from the previous episodes. Instead of talking about the diseases and human suffering as a result of the products (like we've been doing at length), we're going to be looking at the sexy, muscular legal arm of Monsanto. Clarence Thomas comes back in this one! PokeMonsanto collection growing every day! :D Thanks again for tuning in and for all of your support. It means the world to me. Follow Amy Do and Blender Bluid on all the social medias @BlenderBluid and @HelloAmyDo




  1. Monsanto’s Bet, Linda Grant and Alicia Moore, CNN Money 1997
  2. The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin 2008
  3. Monsanto’s Technology Agreement, 2008
  4. Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup; Dan Charles, NPR 2019
  5. Monsanto Vs. US Farmers, Center for Food Safety report 2005
  6. Monsanto vs. US Farmers, 2010 Update, Center for Food Safety
  7. Down and Out in Covington, Andy Meek, Memphis Daily News 2006
  8. Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil – but farmers’ fight to stop its ‘amoral’ royalty system will continue, Beth Daily, the Conversation 2019
    1. Flavr Savr
    3. Percy Schmeiser
    1. Saved Seed and Farmer Lawsuits
    2. Why Does Monsanto Sue Farmers Who Save Seed?
    3. Percy Schmeiser
    4. Gary Reinhart
  1. Here’s the complaint from Adobe suing Forever 21: https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3357050/adobevsforever21.0.pdf

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