Case 1: Monsanto Attempts to Balance Stateholder Interests

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1. Does Monsanto maintain an ethical culture that can effectively respond to various stakeholders? In the past Monsanto did not show great ethical behavior when they created Agent Orange; than in 1970’s lawsuit arose from Vietnamese war.. They did stand up and pay for the Veterans after the war since their chemicals made them sick. The next incident was around the 1960’s with the New Mnsanto it was tained quite quick when the cover-up of toxic dumping into a creek. After the cover was blown its then they decided to make amends for what they have done. Another incident was with some employee’s in Indoesisan that were bribing an official. This was discovered by the head of Monsanto company and they did an internal investigation and made amends for what their employee’s have done. These are bad ethics but at the same time good ethics. Stakeholders can look at these events and see that they do screw up like any human but they also make sure that it is fixed from their mess up. Some would only look at the bad but the others will see how they did what was right in the end and try to do better next time and truly that is all we can do. 2. Compare the benefits of growing GM seeds for crops with the potential negative consequences of using them. The top of the GM seeds potential list is that you can grow more in a smaller location; that produces a greater load than having needing a huge space to support a larger amount of crops. Gives you the advantage of being able to use more weed killer than the non-GM seeds. GM seeds growing pattern could help get more crop and make it less expensive for the consumer. Down side was the cross pollination with non-GM seeds creation a new genetic strand, that is not known. Some said that even small dosess of the GM Seeds can be bad for you because you eat a small dose of “Round Up Ready” and that could be harmful to your health.

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