Lisa Drake

Lead, State and Local Government Affairs, Monsanto Company

My grandfather and father both worked in sugar beet fields near Brush, Colorado. But like so many people today in the United States, we are now two generations removed from the farm. I started as a reporter and have worked for Monsanto for more than 25 years. Working with farmers is the best job in the world, especially to be in a position to communicate their passion about the food they provide for all of us.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 10/29/2013 10:36 am
A: I appreciate the opportunity to clarify this misinformation.  Monsanto has not threatened to sue Maine over GMO food labeling.  The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) first propagated this myth in Vermont during the 2012 legislative season.  For more information, please read my response to a similar allegation about Connecticut:
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 9:23 am
A: Monsanto has not threatened to sue any state over GMO food labeling. This is a myth first propagated by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in Vermont during the 2012 Vermont legislative season. Monsanto responded in a blog post, correcting the record and pointing out that the Vermont Attorney General and Vermont Legislative Council, in fact, raised legal constitutionality questions in an Agriculture Committee hearing. The source of the claim is the Organic Consumers Association... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 9:47 pm
A: This is a multi-faceted question, so I’m going to break this down into several bullets to try to address all of your points. Monsanto breeds and sells both GM and conventional seeds to our farmer customers, and we support their right to choose the seeds that are the best fit for their individual farms. Individual seed products are clearly identified as containing GM traits where appropriate, and farmers choose and are aware of the type of product they are buying.Although Monsanto doesn’t... Continue Reading
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