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Cisco's blonde bombshell appointed Monsanto board director
Tue, 12/7/10 - 4:33am    View comments

Laura IpsenSeed seller Monsanto has appointed Cisco's Laura Ipsen (a blonde bombshell in my opinion) to its board of directors.

Alarmingly though, it appears Monsanto is more than just a seed seller:

Monsanto Sues Milk Producer For Advertising It Sells Hormone-Free Milk

"Biotech giant Monsanto recently filed a suit against a small milk producer in Maine, Oakhurst, that advertises its milk contains no artificial growth hormones.

"Monsanto claims the advertisements give the public the impression artificial growth hormones are not safe. And Monsanto claims that by doing this Oakhurst is directly disparaging Monsanto's product Posilac, the only artificial growth hormone on the market.

"Monsanto boasts the hormones help cows produce up to 15 percent milk. But there have long been concerns of the effect on the hormones on both the cows and humans."

Monsanto Strong-Arms Seed Industry

"Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found.

"With Monsanto's patented genes being inserted into roughly 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S., the company also is using its wide reach to control the ability of new biotech firms to get wide distribution for their products, according to a review of several Monsanto licensing agreements and dozens of interviews with seed industry participants, agriculture and legal experts."

Monsanto's Harvest of Fear

"Monsanto already dominates America's food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation's tactics-ruthless legal battles against small farmers-is its decades-long history of toxic contamination."

Curiously, in its press release, Monsanto claims that Laura Ipsen is:

"Senior vice president and general manager, Connected Energy Industries, for Cisco."

A quick search of Cisco's website reveals no search results for the three key words, Connected Energy Industries, see the below screenshot:

Connected Energy Industries

Finally, Monsanto's seed monopoly is turning out to be a better stock investment than Cisco's networking monopoly:

Monsanto (MON) vs. Cisco (CSCO) stock price comparision chart

Monsanto (MON) vs. Cisco (CSCO) stock price comparision chart
Source: Yahoo! Finance

What's your take on Laura Ipsen's appointment to the Monsanto board of directors?

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