I have been with BASF for 12 years working in agriculture both here in the USA and worldwide. Prior to that, I worked for DuPont for 13 years in a variety of marketing and communication positions in several different businesses. I was an urban kid, not growing up on a farm, but have loved my time working with farmers and researchers in order to tell the story about agriculture and how it feeds the world.
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Q: Would you accept answers by a scientist who is not affiliated to the companies who have set up this website (BASF, Monsanto...)?
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 10:17 pm
Answered By: Fran Castle, Global Senior Manager, Communications, BASF, Thursday, 10/31/2013 2:45 pm
A: We do! About 50 independent experts have voluntarily contributed answers to the site. In addition, we ask company experts to respond to specific questions about company products or practices. Check out a few great independent expert responses: I was reading this article and it states that free inquiry is limited because of patent protection on GMO seeds. The article suggests this limit is unscientific, and it seems so to me (as a layman) that it is. What can you tell me about this... Continue Reading
Q: Why don't you have answers by professionals or academics that are NOT paid by Monsanto, Syngenta, or DOW Chemicals?
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 10:02 pm
Answered By: Fran Castle, Global Senior Manager, Communications, BASF, Monday, 10/28/2013 2:11 pm
A: We do! None of the independent experts contributing to this site are compensated for their answers. It’s purely voluntarily. Check out a few great independent expert responses: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-was-reading-article-and-it-states-free-inquiry-limited-because-patent-protection-gmohttp://gmoanswers.com/ask/have-you-reviewed-study-showing-gmos-caused-cancer-lab-ratshttp://gmoanswers.com/ask/what-are-effects-gmos-human-body-has-gmo-foods-led-increase-development-allergies-among-... Continue Reading
Q: Do biotech professionals like Rachel Carson? http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/happy-birthday-rachel-carson.html
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:38 pm
Answered By: Fran Castle, Global Senior Manager, Communications, BASF, Thursday, 10/03/2013 11:29 am
A: I don’t know Rachel Carson and certainly cannot answer a personal question like this on behalf of any person or group of people. I hope that you will look through other questions and responses on our site, and if you have any questions about GMOs, I encourage you to ask.
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 3:07 pm
Answered By: Fran Castle, Global Senior Manager, Communications, BASF, Friday, 9/13/2013 4:16 pm
A: Yes! We have been breeding plants for thousands of years to improve certain characteristics, like yield, taste and drought resistance. I am fine with all foods―organic, conventional, etc.―as long as they provide good nutrition and taste. I try to eat healthy and so buy a lot of fruits and veggies, as well as chicken and fish. People are free to choose what types of foods they want to eat and buy for their families. We are very blessed in the United States with the safest and... Continue Reading
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