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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Q: What does Monsanto plan to do with Academi (ex-Blackwater, the worlds largest private army) ? Are they going to FORCE us to eat GMO ?
Posted On: Tuesday, 8/06/2013 7:09 am
Answered By: Tom Helscher, Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company, Friday, 8/16/2013 1:08 pm
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
Answered By: Tom Helscher, Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company, Friday, 8/16/2013 1:07 pm
A: We don’t employ Blackwater – please see my answer to a question about them here.
Q: If you want to know the truth about GMOs, you have to look outside the USA, because inside the USA, Monsanto has a strangle-hold on the media, politicians, and even scientists. What is your response to the revelation recently posted in the German...
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:14 pm
Answered By: Tom Helscher, Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company, Monday, 8/12/2013 4:40 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
Q: Why would people trust Monsanto considering you develop 'so called terminator seeds', sue farmers and worst of all you developed Agent Orange.
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 8:33 pm
Answered By: Tom Helscher, Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company, Monday, 8/05/2013 6:41 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
Q: If some of your patented seeds from a farm growing them under contract with you, were to end up at a neighboring farm that is not under contract with you, what legal action would you take to either retrieve the seeds or the plants produced by the...
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 12:27 pm
Answered By: Tom Helscher, Director, Corporate Affairs, Monsanto Company, Thursday, 8/15/2013 3:28 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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