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  Falling herbicide prices threaten company's flow of revenue

As prices fell for glyphosate-based herbicides and Monsanto's signature Round-Up product, earnings and revenues were hit for the first half of 2010. Whereas glyphosate-based herbicides, including Round-Up, used to be Monsanto's main source of income, decreasing prices have left to halved revenues for the first quarter of 2010 as compared to year-ago results.

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  Litigation and negative government regulation is an ever-prevalent threat

Litigation and negative government regulation is an ever-prevalent threat for Monsanto. In addition to currently facing charges in the EU courts, Monsanto is fighting an uphill battle with Argentina for Roundup-Ready's patent protection. Monsanto's Roundup-Ready line is also under fire from several US environmental protection groups.

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  Loss of patent rights on second generation soybean

If MON loses the case just heard at the Supreme Court some growers may save seed and replant versus buying new seed each season as is currently practiced under the Roundup Ready contract growers sign when purchasing seed.

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  boycott bad seeds! evil earth poisoning company!!

Monsanto has created so much evil, seeds that do not reproduce? This creates so many issues, and the pesticides they create are a hazard to humans, our environment, water, and our food. They destroy our earth.

What is next for Monsanto, creating a woman who cannot reproduce? Next thing we know we will have to pay them for our seeds to reproduce as humans. We will have to buy their evil GMO seeds year after year, FRUITS & VEGETABLES REPRODUCE THEIR OWN SEEDS NATURALLY PEOPLE, what is wrong with the picture here? The only seeds available will be genetically modified, turning us into unhealthy genetically modified people.

"who makes the fruit that doesnt have a seed, its a man with an ever lasting greed"

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  Corn can't last

Question: what do corn and real estate have in common?

Answer: they both grew rapidly and now they're both going to burst. (Or in the case of housing, have already burst.)

Face the facts: corn ethanol is not the most efficient of the alternative fuels now in development. It's not emission-free, it requires the planting of massive quantities of a specific crop (when all that acreage could be going to export fruit or rare vegetables or something), and until recently ethanol production was so energy-inefficient that it caused a net loss of energy! Scientists know that corn ethanol is not the clear and simple answer. It's just the temporary feel-good government-sponsored solution to the gasoline problem, and as soon as those subsidies dry up (which they are scheduled to, probably around the next five-ten years), corn ethanol is going to be overtaken by something newer, cleaner, and more efficient. Monsanto won't be ready when that day comes, because its corn pipeline is too strong and ethanol is too exciting right now for the company's management to invest nearly enough in other areas to compete with companies like DuPont.

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  Vulnerable to uncertain long term demands for corn-based ethanol

Lack of diversification in Monsanto's approach to the developing alternative fuels market means disaster if public support swings away from corn-based ethanol towards a different fuel. Monsanto would also suffer from a drop in the price of gasoline, since alternative fuels would lose importance.

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  Cutting prices to gain Latin Am market share will lower sales in near term

In order to capture more of the Latin American market, Monsanto is decreasing its prices by 15-30% in Brazil and Argentina, dramatically lowering revenue for the next one or two financial years.

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