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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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Monsanto Scientist, Technical Community Receive St. Louis Science Award Featured Article

The Academy of Science recently announced their 21st Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards winners. Greg Heck, Ph.D., Expression Platform lead, and the Technical Community of Monsanto were awarded with the George Englemann Interdisciplinary Award.

The George Englemann Interdisciplinary Award recognizes outstanding achievements in science, engineering or technology that results from collaboration among two or more individuals across disciplinary or institutional boundaries.

The Academy of Science recognized Heck “for the development of world-class programs in genomics and enabling technologies, such as gene expression, suppression, and RNA-based technology, to increase crop productivity globally.” Due to his role as lead organizer, … Full Article »

Sustainability Report Gains Recognition Featured 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 »

Monsanto Receives Award in India for Bollgard Bt Cotton Seed Technology Featured Article

The Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), India, conferred the ABLE President’s Award for Innovation on Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) for its Bollgard in-the-seed insect protection Bt cotton technology, at the ABLE 10th Anniversary Conference and Awards in New Delhi recently.

Mr. Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Health Minister, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India, and Mr. Murali, President, ABLE, presented the award to Mr. B. Yogesh, Director, Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) for the company’s innovative cotton insect protection biotechnology and its impact for … Full Article »