Op-ed in New England Journal of Medicine by authors Philip Landrigan and Charles Benbrook misrepresented extensive regulatory evaluations of glyphosate and other herbicides
By Daniel Goldstein, M.D., Senior Science Fellow & Scientific Affairs Lead, and
Donna Farmer, Ph.D., Product Protection & Nutrition Lead
As a company, our mission is to deliver a broad range of tools to help farmers produce better harvests in a more environmentally sustainable way. We’re absolutely committed to the safety of our products – whether those products are conventional or GMO seeds or pesticides, and we firmly believe that the only way to ensure safety … Full Article »
Monsanto scientist Donna Farmer explains what she would have shared with Harper’s magazine on their “Weed Whackers” article about Monsanto, glyphosate, GMOs and the Monarch butterfly.
I’m a scientist at Monsanto and I have spent a good portion of my professional life studying and talking with folks about glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in several important weed killers.
We talk frequently with journalists who are trying to learn more and write about glyphosate. Frankly, when I started working, I never thought I would end up doing television interviews about a pesticide, but I am happy to do it. We’re not … 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 »