I learned many years ago that working in agriculture and for farmers is an amazing honor. My passion is the nexus of agriculture and the environment and how we produce more food, fuel and fiber using less resources so that future generations may enjoy a healthy planet. Working in sustainability at Monsanto at this unique time, when our industry is positioned to truly make an impact on global food security and resource conservation, is an unbelievable opportunity.
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Q: Tell me the truth, Is this true?....Monsanto executives have been given policy-making positions in Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations.
Posted On: Tuesday, 8/06/2013 12:37 pm
Answered By: Stephanie Regagnon, Director, Sustainable Ag Portfolio Strategy, Monsanto, Wednesday, 8/14/2013 3:31 pm
A: The government has occasionally hired people who formerly worked at Monsanto, just as they’ve hired people from many other companies in our industry. The government also looks to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to hire people for positions in public service. Some critics say this shows a complicated conspiracy by former employers and the government. In my experience working for NGOs and corporate entities, I find these theories often disregard that these are... Continue Reading
Q: Would any like to talk about the Revolving Door policy between Monsanto and posts in the Obama administration, along with Monsanto's connections to the EPA and FDA?I would love for someone to rationalize THAT.
Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 4:16 pm
Answered By: Stephanie Regagnon, Director, Sustainable Ag Portfolio Strategy, Monsanto, Wednesday, 10/16/2013 12:32 pm
A: We’ve received several questions about the careers of a few people who formerly worked at Monsanto, but were later hired for government positions. It is true, just as it is true that the government has hired people from many other companies and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) from across our industry. Please take a look at my previous response to a similar question, as well as my colleague John Cordt’s response to a similar question: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/are-any-... Continue Reading
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 12:02 pm
Answered By: Stephanie Regagnon, Director, Sustainable Ag Portfolio Strategy, Monsanto, Sunday, 10/13/2013 5:15 pm
A: We’ve received several questions about the careers of a few people who formerly worked at Monsanto, but were later hired for government positions. Individuals commonly change jobs and move between industry, academia, government and NGOs. Michael Taylor, for example, has worked in all four of these sectors. This diversity of job experience is good for individuals and for the institutions that hire them. It is common when individuals move between industry and government... Continue Reading
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