Expert response from Ray Dobert
Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead, Monsanto Company
Friday, 09/13/2013 20:52
No, none of our products have ever contained genes encoding for anti-sperm antibodies. To answer your specific question about Epicyte: we did not have any agreements with Epicyte or Biolex Therapeutics (the company that acquired Epicyte in 2004) to conduct joint research or develop products. Claims that Monsanto was involved in the research or development of food crops containing antibodies that kill or block sperm are incorrect.
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