Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak

MS, RD Public Affairs, Monsanto Company

As a mom to three young children as well as a registered dietitian and fitness professional with nearly 20 years’ experience, I am passionate about food and health. At Monsanto, I am focused on communicating the connection between food and agriculture, including the safety and benefits of our products.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 10/01/2013 4:20 pm
A: Monsanto has always supported voluntary labeling.  We believe food companies and retailers should be able to provide the information they believe interests their customers – as long as it is truthful and not misleading. Consistent with our support for voluntary labeling, we ran an ad in the United Kingdom in the 1990s to support the voluntary effort of retailers to provide information they believed would be of interest to their customers.In the United States today, we continue to be... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 9/11/2013 12:55 pm
A: Monsanto is part of the coalition of Washington farmers, retailers, civic and business organizations, scientists, taxpayers and consumers who oppose Initiative 522 – a ballot initiative that would require a label on thousands of food products that include an ingredient from genetically modified (GM) crops. It also includes other provisions that would negatively impact Washington farmers, food companies and ultimately, consumers and taxpayers.We want to be clear about why we have joined farmers... Continue Reading
Posted On: Friday, 8/16/2013 1:57 pm
A: As a mom and a dietitian, I use labels regularly to help me make healthful food choices for my family and to help others make food decisions that correspond with their health goals.  The food label is an important and trusted tool that highlights both nutrition and safety information for consumers; in addition, the label can also convey other information, including how certain foods or ingredients were grown. At Monsanto, we have always supported voluntary food labeling. We... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 8/06/2013 3:22 pm
A: As a registered dietitian, I have worked with many people and organizations focused on balanced eating and active living to achieve a healthy weight over many years.  There are many factors to consider when it comes to helping individuals and our nation achieve a healthy weight; multiple sectors, including agriculture, and individual settings and factors are involved.  Take a look at the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, chapter 6, Helping Americans Make Healthy Choices, to see... Continue Reading
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