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Monsanto-Owned Companies

List details food companies owned by Monsanto?

Published Oct 28, 2008

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

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