Tom Helscher

Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company

Having spent many years at Monsanto, Tom Helscher is knowledgeable about Monsanto's current businesses as well as the company's legacy and responsibilities. Helcher's focus is addressing the questions people have about Monsanto technologies, products and business practices.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 8/06/2013 7:09 am
A: We don’t have any relationship with Academi - please see my answer to a question about Blackwater here.
Posted On: Sunday, 8/04/2013 4:37 pm
A: We don’t employ Blackwater – please see my answer to a question about them here.
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:14 pm
A: If there are specific questions relating to GMOs raised in the article you cited, it would be great if you could post them individually to get a thorough response. If, however, your last comment refers to Blackwater, suffice it to say, that accusation is a gross distortion of an original gross distortion. Monsanto never bought Blackwater.  Even the writer of the original story that started this (in the Nation in 2010) has tweeted that it’s a distortion and urged people to read his... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 8:33 pm
A: This question about trust has been posed by several people. I guess the simplest answer is, our companies realize that corporations must earn your trust—and the only way we can do that is through making good on our commitments and our actions. It’s one of the main reasons why all of our companies are engaging in this initiative and willing to answer the questions that people ask on the site. With respect to Monsanto, our Pledge and our 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility and... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 12:27 pm
A: We would not take any legal action. For instance, Monsanto has 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.”


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