Dan Goldstein

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

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: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 5:38 pm
A: Cancer is a frightening prospect.  Some time back, an in-law asked me what would be the most effective thing he could do to avoid dying of cancer.  My answer was simple: stop taking your cholesterol medication. As sarcastic as that answer may sound, this is our reality: if you look at medical causes of death in aging adults, about half of us will die of cancer (all types combined) and half will die of heart disease.  Heart disease used to be way ahead of cancer as a cause of... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 11:35 am
A: We think it’s possible that two issues could be getting confused here, and we want to make sure that the question you are concerned about is answered.  First of all, although glyphosate-containing herbicides (such as Roundup products), when used according to the label, have a long history of safe use, they can be harmful when ingested.  No herbicide should be ingested. Second, there is a widespread claim that failure of Monsanto’s GM cotton product caused farmers in India... Continue Reading


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