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 October 8, 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 14, 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
Posted on January 11, 2014
Response from Aimee Hood, Regulatory Communications and Information Management Lead, Monsanto Company • March 14, 2014
It is interesting that this myth about the lack of independent studies continues to get traction, since independent academic researchers are always doing research on biotech products and evaluating published studies through review articles. For instance, from 2001 to 2010, more than 50 studies were conducted in Europe alone, funded by the European Commission (at a cost of >200 million euros) and performed by more than 400 independent research groups. These studies are summarized in... Read More