David Sousa

Dow AgroSciences

David Sousa

Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences

David has 30 years’ experience in brand strategy, issues management, marketing communications, public relations, and strategic communications. He has served in a wide range of corporate and agency roles in industries from agriculture, architectural engineering, automotive and chemical to e-commerce, energy technology, financial services, healthcare, industrial automation, consumer software, sports and steel. Currently, David serves as issues management leader for Dow AgroSciences, developing and executing strategies to protect the company’s reputation and freedom to operate.

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Posted on December 13, 2016
Response from David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • December 13, 2016
In all cases, users of a pesticide should refer to the affixed product label prior to use. This label should contain advice about planting restrictions. If this label isn’t available or questions remain, the user should contact the manufacturer of the product to obtain information about the proper application, restrictions and safety of the specific product prior to its use.
Posted on August 7, 2013
Response from David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • August 14, 2013
There are only eight commercially available GM crops in the United States (see http://gmoanswers.com/explore). Humans, over our history, have altered our crops for taste, yield, disease resistance, or, in this case, to have fewer seeds. (For a general overview of seedless fruit production see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seedless_fruit.)  Thanks for your question.
Posted on December 30, 2013
Response from David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • August 27, 2013
Corporate Citizenship is critical to how Dow interprets and responds to external sustainability and responsibility expectations. Dow AgroSciences, the Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Chemical Company Foundation provide charitable gifts to eligible non-profit organizations in the communities where Dow operates that contribute to community success, support sustainability, foster science in society and stimulate innovation. Established in 1979, the Dow Chemical Foundation contributes to a more... Read More
Posted on December 30, 2013
Response from David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • August 14, 2013
As the primary job of biotech companies is to ensure that the safety of new GM crops has been thoroughly evaluated, companies, admittedly, have not done a very good job about communicating with the general public about GM crops. Generally, our responses have been too technical and have not really spoken to some of the concerns. GMO Answers is an attempt at a new start, aimed at first listening to people's questions and then trying to respond to them directly and as straightforwardly as we can... Read More
Posted on December 30, 2013
Response from David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • August 15, 2013
GM crops and crop protection chemicals are among the most highly regulated agricultural tools. The U.S. EPA evaluates the use of herbicides on both GM and non-GM crops and any potential effects on the environment, farm-workers, livestock, and consumers. In addition to U.S. EPA evaluation, the FDA reviews GM crops for their equivalence to non-GM versions and their safety for use in food and feed, and the USDA reviews these crops for their effects on the environment and on U.S. farm practices.... Read More
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