Monsanto wants to help you beat climate change…with your phone

By Tim McDonnell

You probably know Monsanto as the world's leading producer of genetically engineered seeds—a global agribusiness giant whose critics accuse it of everything from boosting our reliance on pesticides to driving Indian farmers to suicide.

But that's actually just the latest in a long series of evolving corporate identities. When the company was founded in 1901 by a St. Louis pharmacist, its initial product was artificial sweetener.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/monsanto-big-data-gmo-climate-change

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