Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Monsanto Data Farming Unit Suffers Security Breach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-data-farming-unit-suffers-security-breach <p>Monsanto Corporation has reported a security breach in its Precision Planting unit, putting some farmers’ credit card and tax information at risk.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:20:33 +0000 Maria Altman 36592 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Data Farming Unit Suffers Security Breach GMO Critics Protest At Monsanto Headquarters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gmo-critics-protest-monsanto-headquarters <p></p><p>Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside Monsanto’s corporate headquarters in Creve Coeur Saturday.</p><p>They called for the agriculture biotech company to end practices they say are harmful to the environment and abusive of the rights of farmers. That includes Monsanto’s development and control of genetically modified, or GMO, crops.</p> Sun, 25 May 2014 15:30:25 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 36442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GMO Critics Protest At Monsanto Headquarters More Illinois Farmers Are Embracing High Tech Ag ― But Is 'Big Data' Too Much Like 'Big Brother?' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-illinois-farmers-are-embracing-high-tech-ag-big-data-too-much-big-brother-1 <p>Farmers have been collecting data about their farms for decades.</p><p>Now all those data are going high tech. Major agricultural companies like Monsanto, John Deere and DuPont have been developing more ways to mine that than ever before – all in the name of helping farmers make better decisions about when to plant, what to plant and how much.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:05:00 +0000 Maria Altman & Véronique LaCapra 35860 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More Illinois Farmers Are Embracing High Tech Ag ― But Is 'Big Data' Too Much Like 'Big Brother?' Monsanto, DuPont Meet With Farm Bureau About Big Data http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-dupont-meet-farm-bureau-about-big-data <p>The American Farm Bureau Federation met Thursday with Monsanto and several other agribusiness companies, such as DuPont and John Deere, to talk about the use of big data in agriculture.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The meeting comes as farmers grapple with whether to share information with major </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">agricultural</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> businesses.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:23:13 +0000 Maria Altman 35214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto, DuPont Meet With Farm Bureau About Big Data Bioscience Boost: BioSTL Gets $2.5 Million Grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bioscience-boost-biostl-gets-25-million-grant <p>Monsanto is giving a $2.5 million grant to BioSTL, the non-profit organization that advocates for bioscience in St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The announcement came Thursday during </span>InvestMidwest<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the venture capital conference that’s showcasing more than 40 innovative companies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BioSTL’s mission includes growing the St. Louis area's economy through the bioscience industry.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:16:25 +0000 Maria Altman 34787 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bioscience Boost: BioSTL Gets $2.5 Million Grant Monsanto Shareholders' Meeting: Protests Outside, No To Anti-GMO Resolutions Inside http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-shareholders-meeting-protests-outside-no-anti-gmo-resolutions-inside <p>Ten protesters were arrested outside Monsanto’s headquarters during its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday. The arrests happened shortly after the shareholders failed to pass two resolutions that would have changed Monsanto's policies on its Genetically Modified Organism products.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Adam </span>Eidinger,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;one of the protesters, is also a Monsanto shareholder.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:26:29 +0000 Maria Altman 33319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Shareholders' Meeting: Protests Outside, No To Anti-GMO Resolutions Inside Monsanto Meeting To Draw Protests Over GMOs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-meeting-draw-protests-over-gmos <p>Monsanto is no stranger to battling the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. &nbsp;Some of that controversy will come to Monsanto’s doorstep Tuesday afternoon during the company’s <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/investors/Documents/Annual%20Report/2013/monsanto-2013-proxy.pdf">annual shareholder meeting</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several groups have promised to protest outside the meeting, where two resolutions dealing with&nbsp;</span>GMOs are<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;likely to be introduced.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:50:14 +0000 Maria Altman 33287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Meeting To Draw Protests Over GMOs Protestors March To Monsanto Headquarters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protestors-march-monsanto-headquarters <p>The world headquarters of agriculture company Monsanto was the site of a weekend demonstration organized by opponents of genetically modified food.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/17pa7zI">reports</a> that 500 demonstrators marched Saturday to the company&#39;s Creve Coeur global headquarters, where they chanted anti-Monsanto slogans and waded into street traffic.</p><p>Organizers of the &quot;March Against Monsanto&quot; want the company to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:17:06 +0000 The Associated Press 30642 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protestors March To Monsanto Headquarters Is Monsanto Responsible For 700 Cases Of Cancer? A Jury Could Decide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-responsible-700-cases-cancer-jury-could-decide <p>A <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=63756">Missouri appeals court has ruled</a> that a jury should decide whether Monsanto's chemical production division is responsible for cancers allegedly caused by the widespread use of certain toxic chemicals in everyday products.</p><p>Over the course of several decades, Monsanto manufactured 99 percent of the polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB's, found in the world. High concentrations of the chemicals can cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other forms of cancer.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:21:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is Monsanto Responsible For 700 Cases Of Cancer? A Jury Could Decide In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/oregon-gmo-wheat-mystery-deepens The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's grown more baffling.<p>As we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/30/187103955/gmo-wheat-found-in-oregon-field-howd-it-get-there">reported</a> almost two months ago, the presence of this wheat was revealed earlier this spring when a farmer in eastern Oregon sprayed a field with the weedkiller glyphosate, or Roundup. Most vegetation died, as the farmer intended, but clumps of green wheat stalks kept growing. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Dan Charles 28302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens