posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 02:39 PM
Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by Maxmars
Do you have a source for that relationship between the two companies?
The first reaction by Pfizer (who owns Monsanto) to any dissent aimed at their products is to destroy the credibility of the
I looked at the Wikipedia articles for both and found nothing connecting them.
I would disagree with that. There is a process for developing specific traits called
hybridization, but 'genetically modified' means placing seeds and/or plants next to radiation sources to damage the genes and to basically produce a
new, mutant form, with no controls whatsoever on what exactly those changes are, since it is all random and dealing with things we don't thoroughly
Of course, it is not impossible that GMO food can be designed
and implemented in a safe and effective way.
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I'm very glad you asked because there is an interesting effort by some 'reputation' water armies on the internet to obfuscate the reality....
"...on March 31, 2000, Monsanto was merged with Pharmacia & UpJohn Inc. to become Pharmacia Corp.
Pharmacia Corp. (Monsanto) is owned by Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company."
Neither of these two statements is incorrect....
However, technically, Monsanto does not exist as anything but an Agro-Biz subsidiary of Pharmacia.... so technically they can claim that Pfizer is
not the owner
.... as if a company they owned can in turn, own another company that they do not "own."
Yet, if you go to one of the more popular "ask"-type site and simply ask "Does Pfizer own Monsanto?" you will inevitably get a one word answer.
In April 2000, Pharmacia & Upjohn completed a merger with Monsanto and Searle creating Pharmacia, a dynamic new competitor in the pharmaceutical
industry. This top-tier company's innovative medicines and other products saved the lives of many and enhanced health and wellness. Following the
merger, Pharmacia continued Searle's agreement with Pfizer to co-promote Celebrex, which was originally co-developed by Searle and Pfizer.
In August 2002, Pharmacia completed the spin-off of its agricultural subsidiary, Monsanto Company.
Notice how it is still muddled by the failure to explain that in all of that Pfizer is the company which is "parent."
Prior to Sept. 1, 1997, a corporation that was then known as Monsanto Company (Former Monsanto) operated an agricultural products business (the Ag
Business), a pharmaceuticals and nutrition business (the Pharmaceuticals Business) and a chemical products business (the Chemicals Business). Former
Monsanto is today known as Pharmacia. Pharmacia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., which together with its subsidiaries operates the
Pharmaceuticals Business. Today’s Monsanto includes the operations, assets and liabilities that were previously the Ag Business. Today’s Solutia
comprises the operations, assets and liabilities that were previously the Chemicals Business. The following table sets forth a chronology of events
that resulted in the formation of Monsanto, Pharmacia and Solutia as three separate and distinct corporations, and it provides a brief background on
the relationships among these corporations.
Under the "Current" portion of the table they reference you will find only two sentences....
There is no control relationship among Monsanto, Pharmacia, or Solutia. However, the indemnification obligations among the companies and certain
service and supply agreements are ongoing.
Note they don't declare that there is no control relationship between Pfizer and Monsanto...or any other Pfizer subsidiary. If they did, I would not
infer that Pfizer "owns" Monsanto.... but in fact, they do.
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