I have worked for Monsanto for 20 years and my father worked for the company for 35 years as well. I am proud to work for Monsanto and I know my colleagues and I are aligned on achieving the mission of our company. We just started a new fiscal year and as I was writing my goals for this year, they centered around ensuring that we meet our overall mission: producing more, conserving more and improving lives. Not only do I believe in this, but I get to live it every day. Thanks for asking.
QDo any of the scientists working at Monsanto on this board actually believe in the company's stated goals and mission statement?
Question submitted By: notjustnewsDo any of the scientists working at Monsanto on this board actually believe in the company's stated goals and mission statement?
How do you remain unbiased when your funding comes from companies directly involved with the production of GMO products?
Posted on April 18, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on June 11, 2018
GMO Answers provides the facts that answer questions related to biotechnology, GM crops and agriculture. We work to ensure that the content and answers provided by experts and companies are accurate and therefore do not present opinions about GMOs, simply facts. GMO Answers is a community focused on constructive discussion about GMOs in order to have open conversations about agriculture and GMOs. This website is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information. The Council... Read More
Is glyphosate (a broad spectrum herbicide manufactured by Monsanto) removed from GMO-glyphosate tolerant crops of horse hay (alfalfa, timothy, bermuda, etc.), and straw before it is baled and bulk shipped to California race tracks and feed stores?
Posted on April 20, 2018
Response from: Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, PhD, DABVT, Professor of Clinical Veterinary Toxicology and Section Head, Toxicology Laboratory at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis • on May 18, 2018
When glyphosate is applied to plants (e.g., crops or weeds) a certain percentage is absorbed and transported throughout the plant. The amount absorbed is variable depending on the application rate and the type of plant. Very little of the absorbed glyphosate is degraded by the plant and cannot be removed. Its persistence in plants is also variable. Federal regulatory agencies have established allowable limits for glyphosate residues in many different crops to protect human and animal health.... Read More
Posted on March 21, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on May 4, 2018
Thank you for your question. This question has been previously been answered in this response. A snippet of is included below: “Jim Gaffney, PhD, Strategy Lead of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer says this: “In short, yes, genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool with great potential for helping feed the growing population. The challenge is not just one of increased productivity though, but also of improving prosperity for millions of smallholder farmers and... Read More