Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Monsanto
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$2,500,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
July 8, 2010
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Monsanto Company Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to resolve misbranding violations related to the sale and distribution of cotton seed products containing genetically engineered pesticides. This is the largest civil administrative penalty settlement ever received under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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