Reports, including those by political commentator Glenn Beck, that Monsanto is behind Senate Bill 510, the so-called Food Safety Bill, are not true. As an agricultural company, we have been monitoring the bill for any impact on our ability to serve farmers who choose to buy our products. We have not supported its passage.
Almost two years ago, internet rumors abounded that Monsanto was behind H.R. 875, a similar piece of legislation. That was also untrue and was widely debunked by third parties. For more background, see H.R. 875: Monsanto’s Dream Bill or Just an Internet Rumor?
Beck has also made comments about “sterile seed” technology. For background on that, see Is Monsanto Going to Develop or Sell “Terminator” Seeds?