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The votes are in and the single worst corporation of 2010 is...
Stop Corporate Abuse polled its readers and the agricultural giant topped the list of abusive companies.
Quite a feat considering the upwelling of anger over BP's massive oil spill...
Here's a quick rundown of the results, courtesy of StopCorporateAbuse.org:
Monsanto garnered 38% of the vote to win the 2010 Corporate Hall of Shame. From using aggressive legal tactics to intimidate and bankrupt local farmers to its reckless promotion of genetically modified organisms, the list of Monsanto's abuses is long, and the negative impacts on human rights and the environment are staggering.
Add on a 40 year history of producing dangerous and cancer causing chemicals – from Agent Orange and PCBs to RoundUp and rBGH – and we have ourselves a 'winner'. Electing a winner isn't enough. Thousands upon thousands agree – Monsanto must change its practices.
In 2010 BP was responsible for the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, devastating the livelihoods of millions across the Gulf Coast. BP put profits ahead of safety, leading to the explosion that cost the lives of eleven oil rig workers
Chevron dumped more than 18.5 billion gallons of highly toxic chemicals into Ecuador's drinking water supply, causing widespread disease and illness. To make matters worse, the corporation refuses to clean-up its mess or compensate its victims.
Originally posted by Klassified
All shining examples of greed, lust, and total disdain for their fellow human beings. If there were such a thing as a reptilian race on earth, these folks, and folks like them, could almost convince me of it. Cold blooded indeed.
“Vice president for public policy” means, of course, chief lobbyist. Monsanto had hired him to keep his former colleagues at USDA and FDA, as well as Congress folk, up to date on the wonders of patent-protected seed biotechnology.
“Since 2000,” the FDA press release informs us, “Taylor has worked in academic and research settings on the challenges facing the nation’s food safety system and ways to address them.”
After taking nominations for the Most Evil Corporation of the Year survey from our readers, we hosted an online survey that allowed readers to vote on this question. Over 16,000 readers voted in our online survey from January 5 through 9, 2011.
Astonishingly, fifty-one percent of all votes went to Monsanto as the Most Evil Corporation of the year. This means Monsanto wins the top prize by a huge margin.
Taking second place was the Federal Reserve, with twenty percent of the votes.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
I would actually agree that because of the Corexit, and other dispersants BP should have taken
the top spot this year.
I know I would have voted them the worst offender.