Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation that is based in the United States. The company was founded in 1901 and has since become one of the largest and most controversial companies in the world. Monsanto is known for producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and for its aggressive business practices, which have led to widespread criticism and protests. The company has been accused of putting profit over people and the environment, and has been linked to a number of health and environmental scandals. Despite these criticisms, Monsanto remains one of the most powerful and influential companies in the agricultural industry.