Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1991

Monsanto's March into Biotechnology (B)

by Dorothy A. Leonard

Abstract

Monsanto has yet to receive FDA approval for BST, a growth hormone for cows. Anti-BST groups have successfully lobbied Wisconsin and Minnesota, major milk producing states, to ban milk from BST-injected cows; the FDA has charged Monsanto with improperly promoting BST before receiving approval and eventual consumer acceptance of BST generated produce is uncertain.

Keywords: Animal-Based Agribusiness; Safety; Food; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Law Enforcement; Conflict and Resolution; Research and Development; Technology; Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry; Biotechnology Industry; Minnesota; Wisconsin;

Citation:

Leonard, Dorothy A. "Monsanto's March into Biotechnology (B)." Harvard Business School Case 692-066, November 1991.