ASTRO OK! Ready - Netflix

Get an up-close look at ASTRO, South Korea's hottest new boy band, before they were famous.

ASTRO OK! Ready - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-21

ASTRO OK! Ready - Monsanto - Netflix

Monsanto Company was an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. It was headquartered in Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri. Monsanto developed Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide in the 1970s, and became a major producer of genetically engineered crops. Monsanto was involved in research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and the first mass-produced light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in addition to its work on genetic engineering. Monsanto was one of four groups to introduce genes into plants (1983), and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, (1987). It was one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology. Monsanto was one of the first companies to apply the biotechnology industry business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by biotech drug companies. In this business model, companies recoup R&D expenses by exploiting biological patents. Monsanto's roles in agricultural changes, biotechnology products and lobbying of government agencies and roots as a chemical company resulted in controversies. The company once manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and recombinant bovine growth hormone. Its seed patenting model was criticized as biopiracy and a threat to biodiversity. In September 2016, Bayer announced its intent to acquire Monsanto for US$66 billion. After gaining US and EU regulatory approval, the sale was completed on June 7, 2018.

ASTRO OK! Ready - "Old" Monsanto overview - Netflix

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