This article was written in 2014 before Monsanto was absorbed by Bayer. One of the most striking realizations while reading it is how in the hell such an evil corporation could have possibly weathered so many storms and remain functioning. It nearly boggles the mind, until of course one realizes the role the legacy (mainstream) media plays. And today Monsanto/Bayer is being tested yet again with the massive attention being given to glyphosate and the utterly disastrous effects this toxin and carcinogen has and continues to wreck upon the planet and the people. One might think that the glyphosate scandal will surely sink the Bayer ship, but it likely will not. Bayer surely knew about the many legal problems Monsanto was facing, yet they acquired the company anyway. I can only speculate as to the why of it, but i think one possibility is that Monsanto might have sunk on their own and so a deal was made with Bayer.
Read: The Complete History of Monsanto, The World's Most Evil Corporation