refers to the evil empire constructed by the Monsanto Corporation. Farmers started using this term around 2000 when the company began charging tech fees for genetically modified soybeans with resistance to Roundup herbicide and raised the price of their Roundup chemicals at the same time. In recent years the term has enjoyed expanded usage when describing Monsanto's efforts to impact the entire food chain with their genetically modified products.
Monsatan is charging exobitant prices because they can.
Monsatan doesn't know if their gene modified soybeans, corn and hay are having an effect on the animals and people that eat these crops.