Dan Goldstein

Senior Science Fellow and Lead, Medical Sciences and Outreach, Monsanto Company

I am a pediatrician and clinical toxicologist. In my fifteen-plus years at Monsanto, my focus has been on assuring the safety of all of our products – GM and conventional seed, as well as chemical – for our workers, for farmers and for the general public.

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Posted On: Monday, 3/31/2014 8:17 am
A: I answered a similar question about the claim that Sri Lanka banned glyphosate in this response.
Posted On: Sunday, 3/30/2014 6:34 pm
A: No ban has been put in place. On May 13, 2014, the ministry of agriculture announced that efforts to ban glyphosate had been suspended, citing a lack of evidence. (While the attached article states the ban was “lifted,” we do not believe it was ever officially in place.) Please note: we will not attempt to predict an outcome of the political process in Sri Lanka, nor can we predict when the matter will have final resolution. However, glyphosate products have a long history of safe use in... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 1/08/2014 4:37 am
A: Typically, scientists who focus on reproductive and developmental safety look at two different sources of information: animal studies and epidemiologic investigations. In regard to animal data, glyphosate is relatively unique in having multiple independent companies perform reproductive and developmental toxicology studies in rodents and rabbits. These studies show no reproducible reproductive or developmental effects. Most recently, in 2012, a group of toxicologists conducted a detailed... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 9/10/2013 10:45 pm
A: This publication claims that there is a causal connection between glyphosate and numerous diseases, including autism, Alzheimer’s, obesity, anorexia nervosa, liver disease, reproductive and developmental disorders, and cancer.   In actuality, the manuscript offers no new data.  Instead it presents multiple hypotheses, none of which are tested, and in order for the story to be true, every one of the hypotheses must be true. It is an attempt to make correlations between glyphosate... Continue Reading
Posted On: Friday, 9/06/2013 10:53 pm
A: It is important to recognize that the major food allergens, accounting for 90% of food allergy, are predominantly foods that are not genetically modified.  The major food allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat, of which only soy is GM at this time (ibid.).  The majority of food allergies and the vast majority of food allergies which tend to be most persistent after childhood (peanut, tree nut, seafood) involve NON-GM foods.  To date, no... Continue Reading


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