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.
Adam Eidinger, one of the protesters, is also a Monsanto shareholder.
He proposed one of the resolutions. It asked that Monsanto work with the Federal Drug Administration to label genetically modified food.
Monsanto is no stranger to battling the controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Some of that controversy will come to Monsanto’s doorstep Tuesday afternoon during the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
Several groups have promised to protest outside the meeting, where two resolutions dealing with GMOs are likely to be introduced.
One resolution asks that the company work with the federal government to develop GMO labeling on food.
A Missouri appeals court has ruled 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.
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.
Wheat grows in a test field at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Some scientists believe that there's a chance that genetically modified wheat found in one farmer's field in May is still in the seed supply.
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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.
The Supreme Court has sustained Monsanto Co.'s claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.
The justices, in a unanimous vote Monday, rejected the farmer's argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents, even though most of them also were genetically modified to resist the company's Roundup herbicide.
Agribusiness giant Monsanto has announced a $400 million expansion at its suburban Chesterfield research center.
The company plans to add 36 new greenhouses, plus additional "plant growth chambers," offices and laboratory space at the Chesterfield Village Research Center, on the former Pfizer campus. According to Monsanto the project will add as many as 675 jobs over the next three years
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand to announce the expansion at Chicago’s International Bio Convention.