Yesterday, Monsanto and Novozymes announced the BioAg Alliance, to discover, develop and sell microbial products to help farmers worldwide increased yields with less input. The subject of agricultural microbials is new and relatively unfamiliar, and Monsanto included a background page on the corporate web site that helps explain what microbials are and how they work.
Related links about the announcement:
Monsanto’s press release
Novozymes’s press release
Monsanto’s background information on agricultural microbials; the page includes a link for a replay of the conference call with news media
Novozymes Fact Sheet on the alliance
Monsanto and Novozymes infographic: What … Full Article »
At the recent Business for the Environment (B4E) Indonesia Summit, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kadin, announced the winners of the 2nd annual Sustainable Business Awards (SBA), recognizing best practices and leadership in sustainable business among Indonesian and multinational companies.
The Sustainable Business Awards is a global program established to increase awareness of corporate best-practice and demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and all stakeholders, today and for the future.
Monsanto Indonesia was awarded the Sustainable Business Award Indonesia 2013 (SBA) for “Corporate Excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Community” at an award ceremony held … Full Article »
In August, as a follow-up to the Honey Bee Health Summit in June, Bee Culture Editor Kim Flottum visited Monsanto and met with executives and employees in a series of meetings. Kim asked whatever questions were on his mind, and talked with Monsanto about what he was hearing from the beekeeping industry, his readers and others.
Kim recently published his story, and while it is normally behind the subscription wall at Bee Culture, he granted us permission to post the article, “Monsanto Interviews: 7 Voices from Inside.” He talks about the Bee Summit, Monsanto’s acquisition of Beeologics in 2011, … Full Article »
A family gives thanks at the dinner table. A preschooler selects her favorite green crayon. A boy and his friends watch an action flick with a big bowl of popcorn. All of these are treasured moments, but did you know all of these special memories actually began with a farmer?
These are not only moments we can all relate to, but they also highlight the values shared between farmers and consumers. We took the idea of these shared moments and made it core of the next evolution of Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers” advocacy program.
The new program, called “Begins with a … Full Article »
A lot of critical behind-the-scenes work has to happen to make sure Monsanto meets legal and regulatory obligations, society’s expectations for safety and information, and provides quality products to farmers.
This work may not always be recognized, but it is nonetheless important. Recently, that work was indeed recognized by Corporate Secretary Magazine, which named Monsanto’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report as one of its three finalists for the 2013 Corporate Governance Awards.
That report is extensive; the executive summary is 32 pages long. Assembling the information for the report requires extensive work by many, many teams across the company. … Full Article »
US Commercial Team
Editor’s Note: Each November, Monsanto’s Family Network publishes employee stories in honor of National Adoption Month. Adoption Family Network member and Monsanto employee Lisa tells her story of how her daughter joined her family through adoption.
My husband Brian and I had two beautiful, healthy sons when we began to feel that we should adopt a child. Brian had been doing some mission work in Central America, and came home troubled by all that he saw with orphans there. He had a strong calling to do something for a child who otherwise would not likely … Full Article »
The headlines are sobering: thousands dead, 18,000 injured, and an estimated $225 million in damages to Philippine agriculture.
Monsanto and Philippine NGO Gawad Kalinga Foundation (GK) have created a partnership agreement to rebuild and repair homes of farming families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Iloilo.
The typhoon’s aftermath saw more than 5,200 people dead while cities and municipalities in the Visayas lie in ruins. Latest reports indicate that total damage to agriculture is at P10B while damage to corn is at P226M. It will take time for the thousands of affected Filipinos to get back to their feet but … Full Article »
By Tracy Rake
I just returned from Baltimore, Maryland, and the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 25th Annual Symposium. It’s still amazing to me that there’s an organization dedicated to partnering with businesses to support conservation on corporate lands. What doesn’t surprise me is that Monsanto has a significant presence and partnership with WHC.
Part of WHC’s mission is to partner with corporations to create wild life habitats and develop conservation education programs that support a partnership with the companies and communities in which they operate. This aligns perfectly with our sense of who we are, how … Full Article »
By Brian Russell
Monsanto Italy has engaged a prominent university and a leading irrigation company in a project designed to improve lives for Italian corn farmers.
Dubbed AquaTEK, the project brings Monsanto’s expertise in hybrid seed technology together with the irrigation expertise of the company Netafim Italia and the scientific prowess of the University of Milano to study the best combination of seed types, soil information and irrigation for Italian farmers. The partnership began in 2013 after three years of internal-Monsanto study that gave the company the ability to recommend to farmers the best types of DEKALB … Full Article »