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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 5:55 pm
A: No. The quoted statement is an urban myth that has been recycled on the web for a number of years.  It is an improper characterization of our values, our business and our employees―including our CEO.   To learn more about Hugh’s actual views, please visit our website to read a recent letter from Hugh that accompanied our 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report.
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 11:26 pm
A: Monsanto owns very little U.S. farmland—fewer than 15,000 acres—and we estimate that we lease about 30,000 more.  According to the USDA, there are approximately 922 million acres of farmland in the United States (crop-land and pasture-land combined).  Using those figures, we’d estimate that we own and lease approximately 0.005 percent of all U.S. farmland, or approximately 0.01 percent of all U.S. cropland. Here’s a little bit of additional information about our operations... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 10:05 am
A: We absolutely do support the right of consumers to choose food that is healthy and nutritious. And although we do not sell food products directly to consumers, we support food companies’ decisions to voluntarily label food products for the presence or absence of GMOs, based on their customers’ choices.  This type of marketing claim is often used to promote one type of product over another and is unrelated to health or safety. Some companies have opted to voluntarily label food as “USDA... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 2:59 am
A: We don’t want to waste anyone’s time. For those who are interested, we developed this site to enable visitors to find out more about GMOs and―a key difference with this initiative―to facilitate the opportunity to ask their questions of well-respected experts―nutritionists, health providers, scientists and conventional and organic farmers who are freely sharing their knowledge and experience. Other than for space and ease of understanding, the answers will not be edited by us. If there are such... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 7:36 am
A: The purpose of this community is to create a place to answer your questions about GMOs and biotechnology. Our goal is to make information about biotechnology in food and agriculture easier for you to access and evaluate. We aim to be productive, straightforward, fact-based and non-confrontational. We know that GMOs are a complicated topic; that’s why we are here. GMO Answers was created to do a better job of answering your questions—no matter what they are—about GMOs.