Posted on: June 22, 2017
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • July 31, 2017
Actually, the following were posted to GMO Answers after publication of the NYT article:
ARTICLE: An Agricultural Economist’s Brief Assessment of the Article "Doubts About the Promised Bounty of GM Crops"
ARTICLE: The Tiresome Discussion of Initial GMO Expectations
ARTICLE: Rehashing a Tired Argument
Farmer Sheds Light On NYT 'Doubts About The Promised Bounty Of GM Crops'
But I’ll give you my perspective as well. I remember reading that article in... Read More
Posted on: March 4, 2016
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • March 18, 2016
As a science communicator, I find that trying to find trusted information on topics like GMOs can be difficult, so I appreciate you asking for our perspective and I wish you luck on your research paper. There are a lot of resources out there that can help inform you on GMOs. You can start right here onGMOAnswers.com. There is a lot of great information in the educational resources section, such as brochures on the safety of GMOs, the environmental benefits of... Read More
Posted on: July 28, 2015
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • December 1, 2015
In March 2015, IARC concluded that glyphosate belongs in a 2A category as probably carcinogenic to humans, a category that includes professions such as barbers and fry cooks. IARC’s conclusion conflicts with the overwhelming consensus by regulatory bodies and science organizations around the world like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which concluded that there is evidence of non-carcinogenicity.
IARC did not specify a level of exposure needed to be... Read More
Posted on: February 20, 2015
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • March 11, 2015
First, I’d like to clarify that biotech companies don’t “put GMOs into food.” We make seeds that are then grown into crops. Some of these seeds are created using modern biotechnology and are called genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that by 2050, we will need to increase food production by 100 percent to have enough to feed the world. Agriculture also needs to adapt... Read More
Posted on: November 4, 2014
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • November 25, 2014
Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is one of my favorite fall drinks. I can’t wait until about mid-August each year, when it shows up in their stores as a seasonal choice. This year, I knew it was in stores because I had read that Vani Hari (aka the Food Babe) was making claims that this coffee treat contains numerous toxins and that Starbucks was hiding the drink’s ingredient list.
One of those claims was that the latte was “made with Monsanto milk” —... Read More