Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Investopedia: Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

As I explored almost a year ago in the case of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN), public perception is a curious thing. Two companies can do many of the same things, and yet one will take a much larger amount of flack and criticism for it. Or, as the Seattle Organic Restaurants website says, “the difference between a rainforest and a jungle is that a rainforest has a PR agent”.

To that end, I find it very interesting that Monsanto (NYSE:MON) is one of the most-hated companies on the planet, with the internet and social media full of stories and passed-around memes that declare it to be one of the worst companies in the world. And yet, DuPont (NYSE:DD) is just as big in genetically-modified seeds and agricultural chemicals, and pursues largely the same policies as Monsanto with respect to pricing, IP enforcement, and so on.

So it merits the question – Why is Monsanto evil, but DuPont isn't?

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