Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Monsanto developed Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, in the 1970s, and became a major producer of genetically engineered crops in the 1990s. The company’s products include herbicides, seeds, and genetically engineered crops.
Its seed business sells genetically engineered seeds for fruits, vegetables, and other crops, and is the largest in the world. The company’s biotechnology business produces Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically engineered to be resistant to Roundup herbicide, and other herbicides.