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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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Breeding Station Bangalore Team Campaigns for Road Safety Awareness Featured Article

The Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently celebrated National Road Safety Week. The Monsanto Breeding Station in Bangalore, comprised of Vegetable R&D and Row Crop breeding teams, contributed to this event by leading a road safety awareness campaign. The local vehicular traffic—relatively high on this narrow route winding through hillocks with several blind curves—consists of both four and two-wheeler traffic. Due to the difficult terrain and lack of disciplined driving, many serious collisions typically occur on this road.

All employees, including the leadership team from MBS Bangalore, organized a unique campaign on two and four-wheeler driving safety. Employees … Full Article »

School Children Visit Breeding Station at Bangalore Featured Article

Third-grade children visit the Monsanto Bangalore, India site recently for an educational outreach program

Monsanto India, as part of the Science Education Outreach program, hosted third grade school children recently at the Bangalore site.

The 33 children had the opportunity to learn about agriculture and plants in particular. The visit included stops at the pathology labs, vegetable quality analytics lab, greenhouses (corn and vegetables) and open field cultivation. They had the opportunity to see microscopes and colorful samples inside them. In greenhouses and open field, they were shown tomatoes, hotpeppers, corn, cucumbers, cabbages and other vegetables.

“A few of the kids told that they … Full Article »