Monsanto making a difference

We’re committed to developing technologies that enable farmers to produce more while conserving more of the natural resources that are essential to their success.

We Know we can't do it alone.  That's why our products and innovations are all the result of collaborations with farmers and agricultural experts in both the public and private sector.  There's no "right answer."  That's why we value the input of individuals and organizations with different perspectives.


Stearidonic Acid (SDA) Omega-3 Soybeans

Imagine—a salad dressing made with soybean oil that contains heart-healthy Omega-3 benefits without a fishy flavor. It’s possible with Monsanto’s Stearidonic Acid (SDA) Omega-3 soybeans, one of our first biotechnology products designed to directly benefit the consumer. Stearidonic acid is one of several types of Omega-3s. These soybeans could provide food companies and consumers with another source of heart-healthy essential Omega-3 fatty acids. Currently, the main alternatives are oily fish like salmon or the use of dietary supplements like black currant seed oil. SDA soybeans could give farmers the opportunity to grow a crop that could help address the overfishing of the oceans and could also benefit the health of consumers by increasing the available dietary sources of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Learn More »

Vistive Gold

Vistive Gold soybeans represent one of the first biotech products that enable farmers to help bring nutritional benefits to consumers – while growing a high-yielding soybean. Vistive® Gold has 85 percent less saturated fat than palm oil, 70 percent less than fry shortening and 60 percent less than conventional soybean oil. Vistive Gold is a soybean oil with a modified composition that makes it a great fit for frying, which historically used partially hydrogenated oils that are high in trans fat, and Vistive Gold has lower saturated fat levels than other vegetable oils. Oil from Vistive Gold soybeans gives consumers a ‘small step’ they can take to improve the quality of their diet and health. Learn More »  

Intacta RR2 PRO

As early as 2013, Monsanto hopes to offer Intacta RR2 PRO, an insect-protected soybean, to Brazilian farmers. This product will be the first insect-protected, herbicide-tolerant soybean offered by Monsanto. This product will help to reduce South American farmers’ chemical insecticide use, compared with non insect-protected products, and provide higher yield potential with the Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait. One valuable feature of the Bt trait is that it is targeted to specific lepidopteran pests and does not impact unrelated insect species or other organisms Learn More »

Drought-tolerant corn

Monsanto is committed to bringing farmers tools to be more efficient on their land, while also reducing their impact on the environment. One of the biggest challenges farmers face each year -- especially in the Western Great Plains of the U.S. -- is drought. That's why we've dedicated our resources to helping them find solutions. DroughtGard Hybrids combine germplasm selected for drought-tolerant characteristics and the biotechnology drought-tolerant trait with agronomic recommendations. The technology is designed to enhance yield stability when water is limited.  Learn More »