Monsanto-Owned Companies

List details food companies owned by Monsanto?

Claim:   List details food companies owned by Monsanto.


Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, February 2012]

A post on Facebook lists over 60 brands/companies owned by Monsanto.


Origins:   The list reproduced above purportedly details a wealth of food-related companies or brands supposedly owned by Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. In fact, Monsanto doesn't own the listed companies; this item appears to be an attempt to compile a list of companies selling food items that make use of products developed by Monsanto (such as artificial sweeteners or agricultural products derived from genetically engineered seed).

Last updated:   29 February 2012

David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.