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EPA Releases New Glyphosate Safety Report, Reaffirms Glyphosate is Not an Endocrine Disruptor Featured Article

By Steve Levine, Ph.D., Senior Science Fellow
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment, Lead

Just last week, a comprehensive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) screening program confirmed that glyphosate, a primary ingredient in Roundup brand herbicides, is not an endocrine disruptor. As a long-time Monsanto scientist who has spent my career studying the health and safety of pesticides, including glyphosate, I was happy to see that the safety profile of one of our products was upheld by an independent regulatory agency.

I know that farmers, gardeners and other users rely on this herbicide because of both its effectiveness and its extremely … Full Article »

Argentina and Pesticides Featured Article

Over the weekend, the Associated Press published stories alleging growing health problems in Argentina due to misapplied and illegal application of pesticides.  The stories report that AP documented dozens of such cases, but provide very few specifics.  Activist doctors and academics are quoted as asserting that cancer rates and birth defects are increasing and associated with the use of pesticides. Argentina’s government is criticized for not taking action to address activities that threaten public health.

We deplore the misuse of any pesticides, regardless of who makes them. Monsanto’s employees work very hard to ensure that our customers and suppliers are … Full Article »

The Honey Bee Industry and Honey Bee Health Featured Article

By Larry Johnson
Monsanto Honey Bee Advisory Council

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”  These words from the opening paragraph of The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens may well describe what it’s like to be in the bee business the last few years.

We have a great number of challenges to face every year in keeping bees healthy.  And just when you think you have it all figured out, it can go the other direction in a matter of weeks or even days.  Now sometimes we can look at hives and say … Full Article »

Video: Producing More Peppers Sustainably

Bill McCarthy, is a breeder with Seminis, the Monsanto global vegetable seeds brand for open field crops. He breeds a variety of peppers, including mini-peppers.

Bill talks about the various benefits peppers offer to consumers and his commitment to helping make vegetable growers more productive by delivering sustainable products that are more robust and require fewer pesticides to thrive.

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