According to the World Food Programme (2012), almost 870 million people do not have the capacity to eat enough, majority of them living in developing countries. At least 564 million of the world’s hungry people currently reside in Asia or Oceania. In terms of gender, women comprise 60% of the entire number of the world’s hungry. Children have also been a victim of hunger around the globe as it fostered malnutrition and under nutrition, killing five million kids under the age of five from developing nations (World Food Programme, 2012). There have been proposals that most of the nations having problems producing food alternatives such as the use of GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms for food production. While GMOs could indeed resolve the problem of global food production to satiate world hunger, the drastic environmental and physical effects it could bestow on any country that would harvest GMOs can both contaminate and foster disease for biodiversity and the planet.
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Management Course Work on Monsanto Case Analysis
The case provides some background information about Monsanto which is the world’s largest seed company with annual sales of $11.7 billion. The case tackles the general environment of the company which includes the technological, global, and political legal dimensions. The task environment, comprising of the customers and customers is also addressed as well as the means the company is using to balance the needs of the stakeholders and the environment. The company faces big challenges in developing and introducing GM seeds; these concerns center on the potential harmful effects of the GM seeds on the environment and the health concern of consumers. However these are disputed by research studies, thus reinforcing the case for their adoption. Next, the case deals with ethical issues, which include bribery claims in Indonesia and patent rights violation by farmers. Finally, it focuses on the future of Monsanto. The company has a bright potential to thrive as it is still focused on technological innovations.