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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GMO Labeling: Does Proposition 37 Pit “Children” Against “Parents?”

A number of small organic food companies are at odds with their parent corporations when it comes to the question of organic food…
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Monsanto Outspending Top 10 Pro-Prop 37 Supporters 2 to 1

The fight over California’s Proposition 37 and GMOs heats up; opponents such as Monsanto wail that the sky would fall if the measure…
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Why Citizens United Must Be Overturned

Last week, a petition containing just under two million signatures was delivered to the Senate, asking them to overturn, the Extreme Court's Citizens…
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The Trouble With GMO Labeling – What’s a Biotech Giant to Do?

If California's Proposition 37 becomes law in November, the law would require most foods that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. Should…
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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…