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.

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…

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…

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…

The GMO Fight Rages On: Implications of Bowman v. Monsanto

The Supreme Court will present a decision on Bowman v. Monsanto by June. It will have huge implications not only on what’s patentable…

General Mills’ Cheerios Facebook Page Morphs into an Anti-GMO Campaign

Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.

GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.

Kaiser Permanente Speaks Out Against GMOs

After Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini came out to blow the whistle on the many corporate scientists in bed with Monsanto, Kaiser Permanente, the largest…

Near Death of Proposition 37 Proves California’s Initiative Process Needs Reform

Whatever your opinion is on Proposition 37, the proposition which would require companies operating in California to provide labels if their foods contain…

Will Consumers Punish Prop 37’s Antagonists with Boycotts?

If you knew some organic brands (basically the ones that have been swallowed whole by giant multinational processed food companies) have joined the…

Alex Bogusky Brings a Fearless Knife to the Prop 37 Gunfight Against Monsanto

Alex Bogusky, the fearless adman turned activist, is now the sixth largest donor to the pro-Proposition 37 campaign.

Scientific Study Finds Long-Term Health Impacts from GM Corn and Herbicide

A French scientific study released this week asserts that laboratory rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or low levels of Roundup herbicide…

Stanford Food Study Infuriates Organic Supporters

A new study that concluded that there wasn't much difference between organic and conventional foods has organic food supporters up in arms.

Monsanto Was For GMO Food Labeling Before It Was Against It

During the last 1990s, Monsanto ran advertisements in the United Kingdom that supported GMO food labeling. But in California there is a change…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Smacked With $12.5M Fine For Pesticide Violations

Scotts Miracle-Gro entered a plea agreement with the EPA to pay a $12.5 million fine for the company’s misuse of chemicals in some…