Transparency's picture is reporting that “when grassroots activists dared to challenge the global biotech giant Monsanto, it hired the world’s largest private army, Blackwater, to infiltrate and monitor their groups.” Is this true? I’d like to hear Monsanto’s side of the story. Thank you.

A:Expert Answer

We have never hired Blackwater or their affiliates, nor do we own or hire them under any other name – please see my answer to a question about Blackwater here.