Business: More for Monsanto

Among the smokestacks that make St. Louis sooty are those of the chemical industry. Biggest chemical concern in St. Louis, and one of the biggest in the U. S., is Monsanto, which operates one plant in St. Louis, another across the Mississippi in Illinois. Starting from scratch with the U. S. rights to a German patent on saccharin, Monsanto spent the first 20 years of its life shouldering its way to the top of the domestic fine chemical industry, the next 15 buying plants at home and abroad to consolidate a respectable position in...

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