Aimee Hood earned a degree in Biochemical Engineering and has held a variety of roles in technology, manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory since joining Monsanto in 1995.
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Q: I have read numerous articles and blogs about GMOs and I was wanting to know why the biotech companies will not allow a truly independant and transparent studynot funded by the biotech companies that will prove beyond any doubt that GMOs are safe?
Posted On: Saturday, 1/11/2014 10:45 am
Answered By: Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company, Friday, 3/14/2014 2:49 pm
A: It is interesting that this myth about the lack of independent studies continues to get traction, since independent academic researchers are always doing research on biotech products and evaluating published studies through review articles. For instance, from 2001 to 2010, more than 50 studies were conducted in Europe alone, funded by the European Commission (at a cost of >200 million euros) and performed by more than 400 independent research groups. These studies are summarized in... Continue Reading
Q: How does Monsanto feel about being voted as the most hated corporation over and over again? They beat out solid competitors like McDonald's and the tobacco companies.
Posted On: Thursday, 10/31/2013 2:37 pm
Answered By: Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company, Thursday, 10/31/2013 2:38 pm
A: I have worked for Monsanto for 20 years, and my father worked for the company for 35 years as well. I am proud to work for Monsanto, and I can comfortably say that my colleagues at Monsanto are as well. In fact, Monsanto continues to be recognizedas a great place to work. Employees are aware that others have a negative perception of our company and we understand that we need to be better at communicating the good things that we are doing. Here are some recent examples... Continue Reading
Q: There are more and more countries beginning to ban gmos due to various reasons, cross pollination to natural crops, health risks and risk to the economy due to putting the small non gmo farmers out of business. How does Monsanto feel about this.
Posted On: Monday, 8/05/2013 7:53 pm
Answered By: Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company, Friday, 8/30/2013 3:05 pm
A: I have seen some quotes on the Internet that state, “In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.” The fact is that the number of countries that “ban” cultivation of GMOs is small. And many of those countries with limitations on GM planting still import significant amounts of food or feed that was produced from GM crops. (Check out... Continue Reading
Q: If Monsanto claims to support all agricultural endeaveors - including organic farming - why do they plant GMO fields next to organic fields which destroys the organic farm's ability to continue faring organically if their fields are...
Posted On: Monday, 8/05/2013 6:10 pm
Answered By: Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company, Thursday, 8/15/2013 3:22 pm
A: Monsanto owns very little farmland (less than 0.005% of the total U.S. acres) and most of that is used for seed production or field trials. While I can’t say offhand how many of our research or seed production fields are located next to an organic field, I would assume it is very few. Regardless, our stewardship requirements for regulated field trials and seed production include appropriate buffers based on the regulated status of the field trial or the seed quality requirements of seed... Continue Reading
Q: Do any of the scientists working at Monsanto on this board actually believe in the company's stated goals and mission statement?
Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 4:30 pm
Answered By: Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company, Monday, 10/14/2013 1:13 pm
A: I have worked for Monsanto for 20 years and my father worked for the company for 35 years as well. I am proud to work for Monsanto and I know my colleagues and I are aligned on achieving the mission of our company. We just started a new fiscal year and as I was writing my goals for this year, they centered around ensuring that we meet our overall mission: producing more, conserving more and improving lives. Not only do I believe in this, but I get to live it every day. Thanks for asking.
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