At Monsanto, we're all about sustainable solutions. That's why we're committed to getting the public involved in a global conversation about the methods we're using in order to help grow enough food for a growing world. Ask your own questions regarding anything from honey bee health, GMOs, to sustainability in agriculture and more.
Whether it's in soybean or cotton, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System will utilize herbicide-tolerant trait technologies to help maximize yield potential, weed control and quality.
In December 2015, Monsanto announced a first-of-its-kind program to introduce a model for carbon neutral crop production that will help reduce the carbon footprint of crop production.
Sustainability is a journey that presents a constant but welcome challenge: how can we push ourselves to achieve even more? How do we feed a growing planet in a changing climate?
We work to help farmers produce food in a sustainable way. We think holistically about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests - to make a plate of meats, grains, fruits and vegetables within reach for every family.
Monsanto employees are 100 percent focused on agriculture –working to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We are committed to: assuring the safety and quality of our products; promoting a culture of integrity through our business conduct; and supporting initiatives and organizations with similar aims. This section provides information that addresses common questions about our business and business practices.
We are proud to offer a broad choice of products and services to meet farmers’ needs. This section provides answers to common questions about a few of our past products and a few products that have recently been in the news. (For information about all of Monsanto’s products, please visit the “Products” section of our web site.)
Founded in 1901, the former Monsanto Company spun off its industrial chemical businesses in the late 1990s and merged its other operations with Pharmacia in 2000. Pharmacia moved the agricultural operations to a subsidiary and spun it off as a separate independent, public entity – Monsanto Company – in 2002. However, we still get questions about, and in some cases maintain responsibility for, products that were once part of the former Monsanto.
- Monsanto and Agent Orange (1965-1969)
The Monsanto Pledge is our commitment to how we do business, and our Code of Business Conduct provides guidance to act with shared values and integrity everyday. These documents and our Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report are available on our web site.
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Monsanto Fund, the Web site for Monsanto’s philanthropic arm
Beyond the Rows, Monsanto’s blog
Monsanto Videos, available on YouTube
Monsanto Today, a Web site featuring Monsanto-and agriculture-related news