Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-researcher-share-world-food-prize <p>A Monsanto researcher is one of the winners of the 2013 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a>.</p><p>Monsanto <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx">Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley</a> will share the international honor with <a href="http://www.syngentabiotech.com/biotech/mary_dell_chilton.aspx">Mary-Dell Chilton</a> of Syngenta and Belgian plant scientist <a href="http://www.ugent.be/we/genetics/ipbo/en/aboutus/teamipbo/peopleshortbiographies/mvm.htm">Marc Van Montagu</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:33:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize Protest Planned Against Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protest-planned-against-monsanto <p>Opponents of agribusiness giant Monsanto say they expect as many as 500 people to gather at the company’s Creve Coeur headquarters Saturday for a protest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 1 p.m. rally is part of a larger March Against Monsanto taking place in several U.S. and foreign cities.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel Romano with Safe Food Action St. Louis says he thinks people are ready to vent their frustration over Monsanto’s practices and power.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:00:52 +0000 Maria Altman 26727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protest Planned Against Monsanto Supreme Court Rules For Monsanto In Case Against Farmer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rules-monsanto-case-against-farmer A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Indiana farmer infringed on Monsanto's patent when he planted soybeans that had been genetically modified by Monsanto without buying them from the agribusiness giant.<p><a href="exhaustion%20does%20not%20permit%20a%20farmer%20to%20reproduce%20patented%20seeds%20through%20planting%20and%20harvesting%20without%20the%20patent%20holder's%20permission." target="_blank">In the decision</a>, written by Justice Elena Kagan, the nine justices ruled that "patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting Mon, 13 May 2013 20:20:20 +0000 Mark Memmott 26349 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Rules For Monsanto In Case Against Farmer