Akbar Mehrsheikh


Akbar Mehrsheikh

Senior Lead Scientist, Monsanto Company

I joined Monsanto in 1987 after receiving a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Wyoming and after completing two sequential post-doctoral appointments at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I am a member of the Regulatory Environmental Sciences Technology Center, in St. Louis to support global regulatory approvals and product stewardship efforts for Monsanto’s crop protection and biotechnology products. Our team in Monsanto is responsible to determine the metabolic fate and environmental fate and behavior of crop protection chemicals in soil, water, plant and animals.  These data are needed to support the registration of new products, expand and maintain the registered uses of current products globally.

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Posted on: September 3, 2015
Response from Akbar Mehrsheikh, Senior Lead Scientist, Monsanto Company • October 15, 2015
Thank you for that scary sounding question. I wish you had said where you read that because there are lots of unfounded claims out on the internet and they are easiest to respond to with the details of the claim. But this one is probably easy to answer since no such reaction, as described, has ever been noted or studied and it is inconsistent with the fundamental chemical properties of these molecules. I can speculate, however, that the source of this confusion is simply a misunderstanding... Read More
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