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Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak

MS, RD Public Affairs, Monsanto Company

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As a mom to three young children as well as a registered dietitian and fitness professional with nearly 20 years’ experience, I am passionate about food and health. At Monsanto, I am focused on communicating the connection between food and agriculture, including the safety and benefits of our products.

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Q: What is Monsanto doing to decrease the raise of obesity?

Answered By Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak - Sep 09, 2013

A: As a registered dietitian, I have worked with many people and organizations focused on balanced eating and active living to achieve a healthy weight over many years.  There are many factors to consider when it comes to helping individuals and our nation achieve a healthy weight; multiple sectors, including agriculture, and individual settings and factors are involved.  Take a look at the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, chapter 6, Helping Americans Make Healthy Choices, to see how all of these factors work together. We continue speak with others regarding how we can contribute [...]

GMOs & Farmers Health & Safety Crop protectants


Q: Is it true that Monsanto has invested 4.5 million dollars to fight against labeling GMOS??

Answered By Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak - Oct 03, 2013

A: Monsanto is part of the coalition of Washington farmers, retailers, civic and business organizations, scientists, taxpayers and consumers who oppose Initiative 522 – a ballot initiative that would require a label on thousands of food products that include an ingredient from genetically modified (GM) crops. It also includes other provisions that would negatively impact Washington farmers, food companies and ultimately, consumers and taxpayers.We want to be clear about why we have joined farmers, researchers and scientists, biotechnology companies and businesses as well as doctors among others [...]

Environment GMO Basics Crop protectants


Q: I have a copy of an advertisment Monsanto placed in newspapers and magazines in the United Kingdom during the later part of the 1990s. Its title reads as follows: "Food Labeling. It has Monsanto's full backing" The ad starts with this sentence : "Befor

Answered By Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak - Oct 11, 2013

A: Monsanto has always supported voluntary labeling.  We believe food companies and retailers should be able to provide the information they believe interests their customers – as long as it is truthful and not misleading. Consistent with our support for voluntary labeling, we ran an ad in the United Kingdom in the 1990s to support the voluntary effort of retailers to provide information they believed would be of interest to their customers.In the United States today, we continue to be 100% supportive of food companies’ choices to voluntarily label food to meet the needs and desires of [...]

Environment GMOs Globally How GMOs Are Made


Q: Why does Monsanto resist the right of consumers to know what they are eating through GMO labeling.

Answered By Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak - Oct 31, 2013

A: As a mom and a dietitian, I use labels regularly to help me make healthful food choices for my family and to help others make food decisions that correspond with their health goals.  The food label is an important and trusted tool that highlights both nutrition and safety information for consumers; in addition, the label can also convey other information, including how certain foods or ingredients were grown. At Monsanto, we have always supported voluntary food labeling. We believe food companies and retailers should be able to provide the information they believe interests the [...]

GMOs & Farmers GMOs in Groceries Health & Safety