In a lengthy article last week, The Nation's Wayne Barrett outlines connections between Romney's work at Bain Capital and Monsanto.
Barrett describes Monsanto as having a "dark history," including "scandals involving PCBs, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone, NutraSweet, IUD, genetically modified (GM) seed and herbicides, reaching back to the 1970s and ’80s."
Barrett quotes Monsanto spokeswoman Kelli Powers as saying, “Monsanto is a different company than the one” of the Bain period.
I offer the piece because of Monsanto's considerable footprint in Idaho, most notably its elemental phosphorus mine at Soda Springs, which makes fertilizer for farmers across Idaho and internationally.
In addition to being a major economic force, Monsanto has backed top executives playing key roles in Idaho government, including former longtime Senate President Pro Tem Bob Geddes and former Idaho GOP Chairman Trent Clark.
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