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Contested Safety: Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" Agricultural Assemblage versus Counter Discourses of Roundup


Abstract Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have a polarizing effect in the US. The first commercially viable GMO was Roundup Ready Soy, introduced by Monsanto in 1996, to be used in conjunction with Roundup herbicides. This thesis investigated and delineated the development and deployments of the discourse of Monsanto’s agricultural assemblage of Roundup Ready seeds and Roundup herbicides and its resistant discourses. Monsanto builds its discourse around the safety and necessity of Roundup Ready seeds through federal regulation and toxicology studies. Resistant discourses deployed by Monsanto’s critics problematize Roundup safety and reject Monsanto’s contention that GMOs are necessary for meeting world’s food demands. The discourse analysis pur... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Schluter, Desiree Christine (Author) / Nadesan, Majia (Advisor) / Mean, Lindsey (Committee member) / Wise, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Agricultural Assemblage / Counter Discourse / Monsanto / Roundup / Roundup Ready
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 104 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Communication Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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