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Monsanto Philippines Participates in Agricultural Biotech Forum Featured Article

Chat Ocampo speaks to the forum participants

Monsanto Philippines participated in a multi-sector forum on agricultural biotechnology held recently in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. The forum was organized by the Asian Farmers Regional Network (ASFARNET-Philippines) to inform key stakeholders about the benefits of agricultural biotechnology and to clarify issues related to biotech crops.

Chat Ocampo, Monsanto Philippines’ Corporate Engagement Lead, spoke about the challenges and concerns in explaining agricultural biotechnology to a non-technical audience. To continue to enjoy public trust and support, those who engage in biotech research “should endeavor to remain transparent and keep government officials and the … Full Article »

Livetweeting #FJForum13 Featured Article

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robb Fraley spoke at the Farm Journal Forum 13 in Washington, D.C., this morning, talking about science, the regulatory and social landscape, innovation, and the need to produce more food.

As is common at any agriculture meeting (or any meeting, for that matter), a number of people in the audience tweeted Dr. Fraley’s remarks, and they captured the essence of what he said. (AgWeb also published a story about Dr. Fraley’s speech: Fraley: Technology Will Be Key to Feeding World’s Population.)

Here are some of the tweets:

@AgProudRyan: @RobbFraley, @MonsantoCo EVP and … Full Article »

U.S. Chamber Forum on Innovation in Agriculture Featured Article

During the last 150 years, scientific innovations have led the way in revolutionizing agriculture, said Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley in a recent commentary article. These innovations include the development of irrigation techniques, farm equipment, fertilization, and plant breeding.

“One of the most revolutionary agricultural innovations has been the development and use of biotechnology to increase crop protection and yield,” Fraley said. “Today, farmers in more than 30 countries around the world are planting seeds containing biotechnology traits. Seeds that utilize new breeding and biotechnology advances have helped these growers increase yields, reduce inputs and dramatically improve their … Full Article »