Dow AgroSciences

David Sousa

Public Affairs Manager, Dow AgroSciences

David has 28 years experience in brand strategy, marketing communications, public relations, and strategic communications. He has served in a wide range of corporate and agency roles in industries from agriculture, architectural engineering, automotive and chemical to e-commerce, energy technology, financial services, healthcare, industrial automation, consumer software, sports and steel. David directs global corporate social responsibility and sustainability communications efforts for Dow AgroSciences.

From this Expert

Posted On: Wednesday, 8/07/2013 5:41 pm
A: There are only eight commercially available GM crops in the United States (see http://gmoanswers.com/explore). Humans, over our history, have altered our crops for taste, yield, disease resistance, or, in this case, to have fewer seeds. (For a general overview of seedless fruit production see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seedless_fruit.)  Thanks for your question.
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 6:49 pm
A: Corporate Citizenship is critical to how Dow interprets and responds to external sustainability and responsibility expectations. Dow AgroSciences, the Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation provide charitable gifts to eligible non-profit organizations in the communities where Dow operates that contribute to community success, support sustainability, foster science in society and stimulate innovation. Established in 1979, the Dow Chemical Foundation contributes to a more... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 2:48 pm
A: As the primary job of biotech companies is to ensure that the safety of new GM crops has been thoroughly evaluated, companies, admittedly, have not done a very good job about communicating with the general public about GM crops. Generally, our responses have been too technical and have not really spoken to some of the concerns. GMO Answers is an attempt at a new start, aimed at first listening to people's questions and then trying to respond to them directly and as straightforwardly as we can... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 5:38 am
A: GM crops and crop protection chemicals are among the most highly regulated agricultural tools. The U.S. EPA evaluates the use of herbicides on both GM and non-GM crops and any potential effects on the environment, farm-workers, livestock, and consumers. In addition to U.S. EPA evaluation, the FDA reviews GM crops for their equivalence to non-GM versions and their safety for use in food and feed, and the USDA reviews these crops for their effects on the environment and on U.S. farm practices.... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 10:54 pm
A: No, of course not.  We respect your right to choose the food products that are best for you and your family.  Home gardening is a passion of mine as well!  However, if you are concerned because you’ve read an article or a comment on a blog post that suggests otherwise, I’d suggest you read these responses to similar questions we’ve answered on the site:  http://gmoanswers.com/ask/why-do-you-continue-sue-innocent-farmers-about-seeds-why-do-continue-monopolize-food-... Continue Reading
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