When it comes to their monopoly on seed-stock, their corporate policies, and the legal action they've taken against farmers unlucky enough to have their crops contaminated indicates they're (Monsanto) full of shit. This is just basic bullshit that comes with the territory of capitalism and an apathetic democracy with a corrupt electorate system instead of a more direct system.
But many of the health hysteria surrounding GMOs is the same sort of thing that existed when they first came to the block in the 1970s. Are there potential risks? Almost definitely. Are there benefits? Undoubtedly. At this point in terms of what we know and can verify scientifically, they benefits outweigh the risks in terms of feeding mankind and taking care of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the "third world". The technology isn't inherently dangerous, bad, or evil- certainly it needs unbiased voices researching the long-term effects of it rather than just dumping onto consumers, but... that's capitalism. Money is the bottom line. The corporation, which exists for it's SHAREHOLDERS rather than it's STAKEHOLDERS is evil, in this case and in most cases. Never forget that.
Also this article claims that Monsanto helped pioneer Agent Orange. This is a lie. They did, along with 9 other companies, help produce it for the US Government at their behest, some 20 years after it was invented and conceived of.
DDT similarly was in existence long before Monsanto, in 1874; it's use as a pesticide was not discovered until the 1930s. They, along with 15 other companies, produced it starting in the 1950s.
So while I agree on some points, I disagree on others, and implore better fact-checking.