I was raised on our family farm in central Iowa where I initially developed my passion in production agriculture. I earned my degree in Agricultural Studies and have worked within the Seeds Production team at Monsanto for 23 years, which has enabled me to remain close to farming operations.
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Q: If the industry's farming practices are safe and harmless, who do neighboring farmers who lease land next to GMO companies growing corn seed have to sign stipulations saying that they will not grow corn. Isn't cross contamination a myth?
Posted On: Thursday, 9/12/2013 4:13 am
Answered By: Dave Snedden, US Row Crops Manufacturing Lead, Monsanto, Tuesday, 1/07/2014 1:49 pm
A: It is a myth that farmers who lease land next to GMO fields have to sign any agreement stipulating they will not grow corn. When we grow crops for seed production, it is our responsibility to ensure that we have the appropriate buffers to allow for production of high-quality seed. Regarding your second question, “Isn’t cross contamination a myth,” cross pollination of crops can and does happen. Steve Savage addressed this question in a separate response. Following... Continue Reading
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