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Beyond the Rows is a Monsanto Company blog focused on one of the world’s most important industries, agriculture. Monsanto employees write about Monsanto’s business, the agriculture industry, and the farmer.
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What Monsanto People Do

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Develop high-yielding conventional and biotech seeds.

SeminisDevelop traits and technologies to benefit agriculture, working alone and with partners.

Develop safe and effective crop protection products and systems.

Create and nurture new products and systems to help farmers grow food.

Maintain and enhance an extensive product stewardship program to ensure that the products we sell are safe and effective.

Brazil Petrolina site 2Develop innovative programs to help farmers control weeds and increase crop yields.

Provide extensive safety and technical information on Monsanto’s products.

Partner with other agricultural developers and maintain an extensive trait licensing system to assure that traits and products are broadly available through multiple companies and firms.

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Work to improve agriculture.

Spend $3.8 million every day  on research to improve agriculture.

Use modern breeding techniques to improve agriculture.

Develop agronomic solutions to pressing agricultural problems.

WFP & MBBIScholars 2011025Use science to assure the safety of Monsanto products.

Work to make sustainable agriculture happen.

Make the company an exciting and challenging place to work.

Recognize the critical importance of farm moms to agriculture.

Invest in communities to grow research and jobs.

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Provide opportunities for young scholars around the world to improve research in rice and wheat.

Invest $3 million to help fight rural hunger in the United States.

Help grow rural education.

Help farmers affected by natural disasters and drought.

Implement aggressive human rights programs around the world. logo-grow-comm-200px

Help farmers utilize precision agriculture techniques to make full use of resources and improve yields.Provide financial support to a wide array of education, cultural, youth, and community organizations.

Honor the men and women who help feed the world.

Related: What Monsanto People Stand For.

2 Responses to "What Monsanto People Do"

  1. All of this is great and I know that Monsanto’s people do it well, because for 12 years I did it with them. But what they don’t do, or do very well, is communicate to the average person on the value and safety of GE crops and foods. Monsanto, and the ag biotech industry, communicate all of this often and well to other scientists or those involved in agriculture, and they will challenge those make false claiims against the technology; that is, they preach to the “choir” well and challenge those who’s opinion cannot be swayed. I gave a presentation on ag biotech to a Rotary club in northern MN last week and the most common question was “why haven’t we heard any of this before?’ Monsanto contributes millions to the MO Botanical Garden, which has a organic garden but no biotech garden. Why? They recently contributed a large sum to my alma mater, the U of MN, which also has an organic garden (and a campus dedicated to organic production) but no biotech garden. Why? There is not a single GE variety that is available to the home gardener, even though Monsanto owns a large vegetable seed coompany (Seminis). Why? Why doesn’t Monsanto openly sell Bt sweet corn in the Soulard farmers market, where they could also provide information on the value of GE crops compared to conventional or especially organic? If the campaign to require labeling of GE foods is successful in the US, it will because the industry has not communicated well enough to those who count – the average American voter.

  2. Monsanto and it’s employees “good deeds” do not outweigh the poisoning of the environment and the destruction of healthy foods by contaminating them with genes from other species. Sorry but this article is a big fail.


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