QIf GMO is so safe then why are Monsanto campuses 100% non-GMO and Organic. In other words why don't your own scientist eat your frankin-food. Seems to me pretty telling that if the guys that make this crud won't eat it then the general public probably s

If GMO is so safe then why are Monsanto campuses 100% non-GMO and Organic. In other words why don't your own scientist eat your frankin-food. Seems to me pretty telling that if the guys that make this crud won't eat it then the general public probably shouldn't. Then there's the little problem of almost EVERY other nation on the planet has banned GMO. So why are you guys trying to push this crud on the American people?

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Your question seems to be an extension of an urban myth that started back in 1999.  Our cafeterias serve all types of food―including foods with ingredients from GM crops―every day. None of it is singled out as conventional or organic. It’s just food served in our cafeterias, the same food that everyone else eats.

 

I also want to make it clear that not only do our cafeterias serve foods made with GM ingredients, but they actually go out of their way on occasion to specifically source our genetically modified products. In fact, in August, we had a sweet-corn celebration that included serving our biotech/GM sweet corn in the cafeteria for a week and inviting a local farmer who grows that sweet corn on campus for a 1-day farmers' market. Our St. Louis-based employees were so excited to buy our biotech/GMO sweet corn that there were long lines and the farmer sold out of all of the corn that he brought.

 

We posted photos and a video from the event on our blog.  You can read and view more here.

 

Regarding your question about bans, I am going to refer you to a very in-depth response to a similar question on GMO Answers: If GMOs are so great, why does Monsanto serve organic produce in it's cafeteria? 

Posted on April 20, 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
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Posted on March 21, 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
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Posted on March 1, 2018
The topic of labeling can be discussed in different ways. We hope the below information on GM food labeling is helpful and answers your question. Greg Conko, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses consumer choice and how food producers and retailers are labeling non-GMO products in this response. Here is an excerpt: “Countless scientific organizations agree that foods that contain GE ingredients are no less safe, no less nutritious and no less healthy... Read More
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