Monsanto

Kelly Clauss

Corporate Preparedness and Engagement Lead, Monsanto Company

My connection to agriculture is through my father who grew up on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin.  While I’ve lived in St. Louis since I was young, I’ve been fortunate to spend the majority of my career helping U.S. farmers and agricultural researchers communicate about agriculture and new technologies in farming. 

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Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 12:05 am
A: Monsanto has never sued a farmer when trace amounts of our patented seeds or traits were present in the farmer’s field as an accident or as a result of inadvertent means such as cross pollination.  It is truly that simple, and we have publicly made that commitment. (Please see additional information that I provided on a similar question: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/why-has-monsanto-sued-farmers-who-no-fault-volition-their-own-had-their-crops-contaminated-gmo). Regarding your question... Continue Reading
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 9:30 am
A: Monsanto's employees are served foods that contain ingredients from GM crops in our cafeteria every day. In fact, in August 2013, we held a sweet-corn recipe competition and featured special menu items that included GM sweet corn in our cafeteria.  I’d suggest you read our responses to similar questions on GMO Answers:  If GMOs are so great, why does Monsanto serve organic produce in it's cafeteria?If GMO is so safe then why are Monsanto campuses 100% non-GMO and Organic.... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 10:15 pm
A: In short, Monsanto's employees are served foods that contain ingredients from GM crops in our cafeteria every day. In fact, in August 2013, we held a sweet-corn recipe competition and featured special menu items that included GM sweet corn in our cafeteria. I’d suggest you read our responses to similar questions on GMO Answers:  If GMOs are so great, why does Monsanto serve organic produce in it's cafeteria?If GMO is so safe then why are Monsanto campuses 100% non-GMO and... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 12:53 pm
A: In the situation that you described, we would not take any legal action. In fact, we have a long-standing public commitment that “it has never been, nor will it be, Monsanto’s policy to exercise its patent rights where trace amounts of our patented seeds or traits are present in a farmer’s fields as a result of inadvertent means.” In reality, farmers have been successfully growing conventional, organic and GM crops―sometimes even on the same farm―for years through good communication,... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 7:27 pm
A: This is a popular myth, but it is just that and therefore not true. Monsanto has not banned, nor does it have any intention to ban, GMOs from its campus in St. Louis. Our employees are served foods that contain ingredients from GM crops in our cafeteria every day. In fact, every summer the St. Louis campus offers a farmers’ market to showcase some of our customers’ produce, which includes GM sweet corn, and make it available to our employees and their families.  There are more responses... Continue Reading

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