Questions about Products of the Former Monsanto

At Monsanto, we are dedicated to providing farmers the broadest choice of products and services that will help them produce more, conserve more and lead improved lives. Monsanto is no longer in the industrial chemical business. However, we still get questions about, and in some cases maintain responsibility for, products that were once part of the former Monsanto.

  • Monsanto and Agent Orange (1965-1969)
    From 1965 to 1969, the former Monsanto Company manufactured Agent Orange for the U.S. military as a wartime government contractor. The current Monsanto Company has maintained responsibility for this product since we were spun-off as a separate, independent agricultural company in 2002.
  • Equal and NutraSweet (Aspartame) (1985-2000)
    Monsanto has not produced or sold aspartame for more than a decade. In 2000, we sold the NutraSweet Company to J.W. Childs and sold Equal to Merisant. Both of these companies continue to manufacture and market these products. For more information on aspartame, we recommend visiting