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The Resume

    (1901- )
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Founded by John Francis Queeny
    Maker of saccharin (later sold to Coca-Cola, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormones, and DDT
    Leading producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including seeds
    Manufacturer of herbicides

Why Monsanto might be annoying:

    If you google 'Monsanto' and 'evil,' you get a lot of links.
    It tries to prohibit dairy farmers who don't use growth hormones from advertising this.
    It has created a lot of hazardous waste sites.
    It illegally dumped toxic waste in the UK.
    It sells genetically modified seeds to farmers but doesn't let them keep the seeds from those crops.
    It has a monopoly on many crops in the US.
    If pollen from GMO crops drifts to a neighboring farm, it sues the farmers for piracy.
    It targets small farms, family farmers, seed dealers, and even small stores who don't have the money for expensive lawsuits.
    Its pesticides are potentially dangerous to the environment.

Why Monsanto might not be annoying:

    Forbes magazine named it one of the ten most innovative companies in the world.
    It is a corporate sponsor for a lot of attractions at Disneyland and Disney World.
    It has stayed in business despite everything (lobbying may have something to do with it).

Credit: Truffle

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 10 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 183 Votes: 62.30% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 213 Votes: 55.87% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 266 Votes: 67.29% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 290 Votes: 56.21% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 190 Votes: 55.26% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 89 Votes: 58.43% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 51.72% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 75 Votes: 65.33% Annoying