By John Turney
According to Wikipedia: The original AstroTurf brand product was co-invented in 1965 by Donald L. Elbert, James M. Faria and Robert T. Wright. It was patented in 1965 and originally sold under the name "ChemGrass."
But, at least, it didn't make the MONSANTO’S DIRTY DOZEN: THE 12 MOST AWFUL PRODUCTS MADE BY MONSANTO:
4. Nuclear Weapons
7. Agent Orange
8. Petroleum-Based Fertilizers
11. Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)