Monsanto: CSR & Sustainability News

The Monsanto Company is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed in the Roundup brand of herbicides, and in other brands.

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Monsanto Attacks WHO Over Report Linking Roundup to Cancer

Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization -- accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked glyphosate,…
Last year, Net Impact welcomed a lively debate between Exxon Vice President Ken Cohen and Sierra Club CEO Michael Brune.

Net Impact Celebrates 22 Years of Breaking Boundaries

Twenty-two years ago, a small group of MBAs and entrepreneurs had a great idea. In the midst of a world where business was…
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SXSW Eco interview: Janice Person, Monsanto

I had a chance to talk with Janice Person about why Monsanto came to SXSWeco, what they're learning from their trip, and how…
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Millennials Take On Monsanto

Why Monsanto will never rule the food world: The three-prong movement that’s stopping the beast in its tracks.
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Connecting the Dots: Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto’s GM Soy

With another school year about to start, it’s a good time to reflect on the basic sciences: physics, chemistry and biology, and how…
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Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers

Whole Foods' GMO policy, and the company’s promise to have its products completely GMO-free by 2018, is having consequences on artisan food makers.
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Food Companies Rally to Protect Bees, While Pesticide Giants Dispute the Evidence

Since bees and other pollinators are needed for more than two-thirds of all crop species, the lives of bees and humans are intricately…
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Monsanto Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world's premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet…
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Monsanto Shareholders Defeat Resolutions for More Transparency

Monsanto shareholders followed the advice of the company's board last month and voted down two resolution calling for more consumer access to information…
Genetically-modified maize. Petri dish containing sprouting genetically-modified (GM) maize kernels (Zea mays). Maize, commonly known as corn, is grown for food in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. Genetic modification of plants involves altering their DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical which controls every part of an organism's growth and development. This modification may give the plant desirable characteristics, such as resistance to disease and herbicides. In this case the maize plant has been modified to improve its resistance to glyphosinate-type weedkillers. It is controversial whether GM foods are safe to eat.

Monsanto Teams Up with Sustainability Darling Novozymes

Monsanto and Novozymes announced a long term strategic development plan for microbes today. Will the project make Monstanto a more sustainable company?
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Why Sustainable MBAs Should Work for ExxonMobil and JP Morgan

Sustainable MBA students want to work for responsible companies like Unilever, Nike, SAP and M&S, but what about the ‘bad’ guys? Wouldn’t it…
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Monsanto’s Climate Corp Purchase: Predicting Weather or Food Prices?

Monsanto's purchase of Climate Corp for $930 million makes sense, in a way, for a company that has a lot invested in agriculture.…

Conversation with Monsanto’s Michael Doane

On Wed. October 23rd, 7pm EST, TriplePundit Founder Nick Aster will talk with Michael Doane, VP of Sustainable Agriculture Policy at Monsanto. Join…
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No Surprise: Monsanto Beats Farmer in Supreme Court Patent Case

The court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto, concluding that patent exhaustion does not apply to this case and that Vernon Hugh Bowman…
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Open Letter to Senator Barbara Mikulski on the “Monsanto Protection” Rider

A letter to Senator Mikulski and Other Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee about inserting a rider into Section 735 of the interim…