Sample Management Essays on Harvesting Risk

Amvac Chemical Corporation is a multinational corporation involved in the manufacture and sale of pesticides. Amvac embraced business model that enabled it to sustain its growth from a small entity in Los Angeles to a global corporation whose revenues are estimated to be more than $200 million. Its strategy entails taking over of unwanted products by other organizations and then modifying them to fit in their possible niches for a profit. This approach makes a lot of business sense since it has proved successful (Stapley, Gayner, & Hassall, 1969). Once Amvac takes over a product, it rebrands it and then pushes for its uptake in new and existing markets. However, this approach is predatory, and it has hurt the environment, both locally and internationally (FAO, 2011). Several products have proved dangerous to the environment and society as a whole. Despite their ban in some jurisdictions, Amvac has continued to take advantage of unknowing customers and sold to them pesticides that are toxic and carcinogenic (Steiner & Steiner, 2014). This has led to an increase in cancer cases due to the consumption of products that have high levels of organophosphates like dimethyl dichlorovinyl phosphate.

A law should be enforced to ban the exportation of toxic agrochemicals from the United States. The chemicals that have been banned in the U.S should not be used in countries abroad because they will have far-reaching implications even if the effects may not be immediate (Schmid, 2015). Even in favorable economic and  market, I will not buy or advocate for the purchase of Amvac’s products which are toxic and its use of a predatory business model which may not be sustainable in the long run. Its future is unknown since the company depends on the fate of other companies, and it faces many lawsuits (Pérez, 2016). In conclusion, it can be asserted that Amvac’s business strategy is predatory and unethical. Its continued production and sale of banned agrochemicals is irresponsible and should be ended.


FAO [etc.]. (2011). Pesticide residues in food 2010. Rome.

Pérez, S. (2016). Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology. Ambix, 63(2), 194-195. DOI: 10.1080/00026980.2016.1227176

Schmid, E. (2015). Taking economic social and cultural rights seriously in criminal law.             Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Stapley, J., Gayner, F., & Hassall, K. (1969). World crop protection. London: Iliffe Books.

Steiner, G., & Steiner, J. (2014). Business, government, and society. New York: McGraw-            Hill/Irwin.