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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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Setting the record straight on Monsanto’s collaboration with Tekmira Featured Article

There have been recent rumors that Monsanto has partnered with the Department of Defense to work with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation to develop a vaccine against Ebola. This rumor is exactly that: a rumor.

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide sustainable solutions for agriculture, Monsanto has been partnering with others who are experts in their fields. At Monsanto, we recognize that the best solutions come from collaboration. Tekmira is a leading developer of delivery and formulation technology within the pharmaceutical industry. Our agreement with Tekmira specifically relates to their proprietary delivery and formulation technology, and will allow us to Full Article »

Monsanto’s 2014 Research Pipeline Update Featured Article

Yesterday, Monsanto announced the 2014 update for the company’s research pipeline, noting that a record 29 products had advanced and five of those headed for the commercial marketplace. The advances included products across all platforms, including breeding, biotechnology, and new technology areas such as Integrated Farming Systems and agricultural biologicals.

This infographic depicts the update. More information on the products and advancements can be found at A Window into Agriculture’s Future: 2014 Research & Development Pipeline at Monsanto.com.

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Monsanto & Novozymes: The BioAg Alliance Featured Article

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 »

Monsanto Adds Agricultural Biologicals to R&D Pipeline Featured Article

Monsanto understands that agriculture is constantly evolving and is influenced by broad societal trends. Farmers need new tools that allow them to maintain productivity—in the face of climate change, and the challenges of weed and insect resistance to current methods of control—while simultaneously minimizing the impact on the environment. Consumers want healthy and abundant food grown in a responsible way and seek transparency about the way food is produced.

Our people listened to these concerns and in 2012, we expanded our R&D pipeline to include agricultural biologicals, a category of sustainable crop protection solutions made from materials found in nature … Full Article »