Donna Farmer, Ph.D.

Chemistry Stewardship Lead, Monsanto Company

I’ve held a variety of roles in Monsanto’s regulatory group since joining the company in 1991. Regardless of my role, whether it was in our Stewardship Group or as a Toxicologist in our Product Safety Center, my focus is on the safe use of our products.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 1:43 pm
A: I’m assuming you are referring to pictures that can be found on the Internet and Facebook showing people in full protective gear apparently applying pesticides. Some of these images can look scary, but I’ve never seen one that includes information about or documents what is really happening in the photo. Without that information, it is almost impossible to answer your question—or even draw conclusions about the situation in these photos.  It is quite possible that these pictures are... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 11:27 am
A: You have a number of questions and comments, and I will try to address each one of them. Having worked in our Product Safety Center and now in Stewardship, I can assure you that the safety of our products is of critical importance to my colleagues and me.  When we see claims that glyphosate is associated with neural tube defects or any other adverse health effect, we take them very seriously and review all relevant information.  Let’s first talk about what we know about... Continue Reading


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