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Carly Scaduto

Technology Communications Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Expert Bio

I’m a city girl who didn’t really know where my food came from until working for Monsanto (now Bayer). Thanks to my work here, I have a much better understanding of how food is grown and a greater appreciation for the people who grow my food. In my job, I am fortunate to be able to share this information with others.

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Q: 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 s

Answered By Carly Scaduto - Sep 13, 2013

A: 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 inc [...]

Business Practices GMOs & Farmers


Q: I have heard from multiple sources that almost 40% of Canadian sweet corn is grown from seed that has been genetically modified.Other sources seem to indicate that number is around 0.001%.Who is correct? Is there a little or a lot? Either way, the data

Answered By Carly Scaduto - Sep 09, 2013

A: Glad that we can help.  It looks like the answer is actually somewhere in the middle and can be different depending on how you look at it. Two companies currently sell GM sweet corn: Monsanto and Syngenta.  And our best estimate is that in 2013, both Canadian and U.S. farmers chose to plant our companies’ insect-protected GM sweet-corn hybrids on a little less than 25 percente of the sweet-corn acres planted for fresh markets in both countries.  However, if you take into account all of the sweet-corn acres planted (including acres for frozen, canned or processed sweet corn), th [...]



Q: Why is GM corn flavorless?

Answered By Carly Scaduto - Sep 12, 2013

A: Before I answer this, I want to make sure you know the difference between sweet corn (what people eat in its whole form either fresh on the cob, canned or frozen) vs. field corn (what animals eat as feed and what is used in processed food). Sweet corn is bred for sweet taste and harvested when it is still tender and full of sugar, thus giving it the name sweet corn. Field corn is bred primarily for starch content and is allowed to mature in the field, allowing the sugar to turn into a starch (losing its sweet flavor) and the kernels to dry out, at which time it gets harvested. Corn is very hi [...]

GMO Basics Health & Safety


Q: what form do I need to fill out to order monsanto roundup ready sweet corn

Answered By Carly Scaduto - May 29, 2015

A: Farmers need to have a valid Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement to purchase Seminis Performance Series sweet corn seeds. You can obtain that agreement through any seed dealer that holds a Seminis® Dealer Agreement with a Performance Series™ exhibit. If you are a home gardener, though, we unfortunately do not sell Performance Series sweet corn to the home-garden market. [...]

Business Practices GMOs & Farmers