Carly Scaduto

Communications Manager, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds

I’m a city girl who didn’t really know where my food came from until working for Monsanto. Thanks to my work here, I have a much better understanding of how food is grown and a greater appreciation for the people who grow my food. In my job, I am fortunate to be able to share this information with others.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 8/20/2013 7:25 pm
A: Before I answer this, I want to make sure you know the difference between sweet corn (what people eat in its whole form either fresh on the cob, canned or frozen) vs. field corn (what animals eat as feed and what is used in processed food). Sweet corn is bred for sweet taste and harvested when it is still tender and full of sugar, thus giving it the name sweet corn. Field corn is bred primarily for starch content and is allowed to mature in the field, allowing the sugar to turn into a starch (... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 1:05 am
A: Glad that we can help.  It looks like the answer is actually somewhere in the middle and can be different depending on how you look at it. Two companies currently sell GM sweet corn: Monsanto and Syngenta.  And our best estimate is that in 2013, both Canadian and U.S. farmers chose to plant our companies’ insect-protected GM sweet-corn hybrids on a little less than 25 percente of the sweet-corn acres planted for fresh markets in both countries.  However, if you take into account... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 6:33 pm
A: Your question seems to be an extension of an urban myth that started back in 1999.  Our cafeterias serve all types of food―including foods with ingredients from GM crops―every day. None of it is singled out as conventional or organic. It’s just food served in our cafeterias, the same food that everyone else eats. I also want to make it clear that not only do our cafeterias serve foods made with GM ingredients, but they actually go out of their way on occasion to specifically source... Continue Reading
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