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’s 2011 Sustainability Report:Cognitive Dissonance?

The report portrays the company as a provider of technology enabling farmers to meet the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing world population.…
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California Leads the Way on GMO Labeling

GMOs and GMO labeling often lead to heated discussions. The EU has been labeling GM food since 1997 and India will soon begin…
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Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline

The latest oops, in Monsanto’s growing list, is the elimination of large numbers of monarch butterflies from the landscape. Does Roundup kill butterflies?…
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Bill Gates Pushes UN on Food Productivity

Last week, Bill Gates gave a speech in Rome, calling for UN agencies to adapt a more corporate-like management style by setting targets…
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The Agricultural Battleground

Ramifications of a defunct food system
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Farmers Sue Monsanto Over GMO Patents

A group of 83 farmers, representing, non-GMO seed producers are suing the biotech giant Monsanto in an effort to get them to stop…
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Monsanto Fails UCS Test for Sustainable Agriculture

Monsanto likes to think of itself as a sustainable agriculture company. They proudly trumpet their commitment to improving crop yields in the face…
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Monsanto’s Foray Into GMOs Goes Into the Weeds

As many critics have long maintained, the proliferation of genetically modified crops would eventually lead to the proliferation of herbicide-resistant superweeds. Hence, we…

USDA Approves Monsanto’s Drought Resistant Corn Amidst Skepticism

Last week the USDA’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was allowing unlimited, nonregulated planting of Monsanto’s MON 87460 genetically…

Vegetarian un-Delight: Soy’s Link to Breast Cancer

With greed and hubris, gigantic farming companies produce soy products utilizing pesticides and genetic modification to survive the pesticides. Soy-based products are estrogen…

Aging Farmers

If someone were to ask you how old the average farmer in the United States was, what would your guess be? Up until…
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Is Monsanto’s BT Corn Losing Its Pop?

One thing about Mother Nature, unlike man-made machines or objects – she never stops being created. Nature is always changing, evolving, adapting to…
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Is GMO Corn a Threat to Fish?

Have shared in this column some of my concerns over the cultivation and proliferation of genetically modified foods. In response, I have been…
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Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement from “Anonymous”

Stakeholder engagement is the next big thing in non-financial risk management. One of the biggest issues is accountability. With the advent of social…
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Monsanto Will Create Own GMO Environmental Reports

In a bizarre move, the USDA will allow Monsanto to conduct its own impact studies on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Is this a…