Monsanto

Eric Sachs, Ph.D.

Environmental, Social and Economic Platform Lead, Monsanto

I was raised in California and earned degrees from UC Davis and Texas A&M. As a botanist and plant geneticist I appreciate the importance of biodiversity and the potential for science to help solve challenges facing mankind and the planet. I enjoy sharing my experiences and perspectives on the many issues surrounding safety and benefits of GMOs.

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Posted On: Sunday, 8/25/2013 11:21 pm
A: Independent researchers can do testing on our products.  In fact, there have been hundreds of studies on GMOs performed by independent scientists.  Please see additional information that I provided in response to a similar question on GMO Answers: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-learned-practical-experience-order-get-job-monsanto-or-do-any-research-supported-monsanto-or.
Posted On: Saturday, 8/10/2013 6:48 pm
A: We all benefit from GM crops. Millions of farmers around the world know this, and so do the majority of scientists. As a scientist, father and neighbor, I often get this question from people in my community. The short answer is that GM crops help farmers grow crops more efficiently, protect biodiversity and provide all of us with a more abundant and affordable food supply. But the world is adding 200,000 persons every day, and the United Nations estimates the world population will reach 9.3... Continue Reading
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 8:02 pm
A: Independent researchers can do testing on our products.  In fact, there have been hundreds of studies on GMOs performed by independent scientists.  Please see additional information that I provided in response to a similar question on GMO Answers: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-learned-practical-experience-order-get-job-monsanto-or-do-any-research-supported-monsanto-or.
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 11:39 pm
A: Many social scientists believe that “genetic modification” of food crops produces an emotional response in human beings because people believe that food is fundamental to life and should not be tinkered with. The term “genetically modified” is poorly understood and can sound very scary. What many people need to know is that virtually all of the food we eat has been genetically modified for thousands of years by nature, by farmers saving their best seeds and by plant breeders. An example of... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 9:46 pm
A: The research scientists employed by Monsanto work in teams focused on creating solutions that are core to improving agricultural productivity and sustainability. Of course, the specific research projects that we work on are agreed to by management teams throughout the organization.  However, as employees, we are encouraged to publish the results of our research. In fact, since 2000, Monsanto employees have published more than 1,000 studies related to the science, safety and... Continue Reading
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