By Mike Stern
President and Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Corporation and Vice-President, Monsanto
The 1940s ushered in the first wave of what is now called the Green Revolution, which brought significant advancements in plant breeding. This era was quickly followed by additional waves of innovation in advanced breeding and biotechnology, which helped reduce risk and increase food production. The advances seen in the Green Revolution helped us to feed more than 2 billion people who joined our population over that time.
Today, we believe that we’re on the cusp of another important wave of innovation, the Green Data Revolution, … Full Article »
“I feel proud to produce more corn from my farm, and earn more for my family. For the first time, I feel the seed companies like Monsanto, Cargill, and bank like BRI, – are collaborating so I can be successful. This is the first time I participated in this project and I benefited from the best agricultural practice training. I am looking forward to more secured yield and better earnings so my wife and children can live comfortably and peacefully. I also hope that I can continue to produce and earn more.” – Suyanto
Suyanto, a 43-year-old farmer from Jrambe … Full Article »
By Robert T. Fraley
Chief Technology Officer
Imagine, as the world grows more hot and crowded, not having to using more land for farms but returning some of it instead to forest and grassland. Imagine the reductions in soil erosion and water consumption, the decline of greenhouse gas emissions, and a host of other benefits for our planet.
It’s possible. Corn farmers have shown how.
So as we mark Earth Day this April, I want to call attention to an aspect of corn farming that is too often lost in the story of our food systems. I want to celebrate … Full Article »
We watched the Dr. Oz segment, and we stand by our statement: All labeled uses of glyphosate are safe for human health. This is backed up by decades of data on glyphosate that have been extensively reviewed by the U.S. EPA and other regulatory agencies and science organizations, including the European Commission, Health Canada and many others. We welcome dialogue with consumers on these important issues, and we invite anyone with questions about glyphosate safety or other topics to reach out to us at discover.monsanto.com.
On his program today, Dr. Oz said he couldn’t get anyone who supports … Full Article »
By Aimee Hood
Regulatory Policy and Scientific Affairs
I am the mother of two boys, and, like you, know that the safety and nutrition of the food that my family eats is very important. I am also an employee at Monsanto, and as a member of the Regulatory Team I work closely with dedicated scientists who spend their time thinking about and assessing the safety of every product we develop.
At any time a study can be published that has a new finding or draws a new conclusion about one of our products. From time to time, … Full Article »
As consumers ourselves, we at Monsanto are committed to both the safety of our products and to transparency and engagement with society. We’ve joined with the industry and other groups to explain our disagreement and concern with the recent classification of glyphosate by IARC. All labeled uses of glyphosate are safe for human health and supported by one of the most extensive worldwide human health databases ever compiled on an agricultural product. More information on glyphosate is available here, and information from the industry is posted here.
Recently, we were informed that The Dr. Oz Show plans to … Full Article »
In early April, Dekalb Vietnam, a subsidiary of Monsanto, launched the first Integrated Knowledge Transfers fields in Dong Nai province. The program aims to provide hundreds of Vietnamese farmers the opportunity for the first time to grow corn seeds with weed management and insect protection traits and transfer the knowledge to thousands of farmers to better capture yield potential and make farming operation more stable, successful and profitable.
Huynh Van Thang, farmer in Dong Thap Province
Vietnam’s corn imports have been soaring to meet growing feed demands. In 2014, Vietnam imported 4.79 million tons of corn, up sharply by more … Full Article »
By Kimberly Hodge-Bell
The food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, thanks to an established system that includes clean water, refrigeration, national standards and oversight.
Yet some groups are testing for trace residues in our food and trying to raise concerns. I’ve dedicated most of my 12-year career to product safety. As part of our ongoing conversation with consumers, I’d like to share some key facts and put these concerns into perspective.
According to physicians and other food safety experts, the mere presence of a chemical itself is not a human health … Full Article »
This morning, Time.com ran a story where Dr. Patrick Moore stated that one could safely drink glyphosate and later, when confronted with a glass of glyphosate, refused to drink it. We want to address this story and its incorrect details.
As consumers ourselves, the safety of our products is paramount to everyone who works at Monsanto. We know that all labeled uses of glyphosate are safe for human health and supported by one of the most extensive worldwide human health databases ever put together on an agricultural product. However, herbicides are not beverages and should not be ingested – just … Full Article »
Colleagues from Monsanto Bergschenhoek help out at the community gardens
This past weekend, more than 80 Monsanto Netherlands employees volunteered in the Nldoet 2015, Holland’s biggest volunteer event of the year.
During the two days of NLdoet, thousands of people giving a hand to foundations, associations, healthcare facilities, schools and nature organizations that can use some help around their properties. Organizations and volunteers can find each other through the NLdoet website. This year, more than 300,000 volunteers participated in almost 7,600 projects.
Colleagues from Monsanto Enkhuizen help out with gardening work at school
NLdoet is organized by the Oranje … Full Article »