Vegetable Seeds Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in Monsanto Vegetable Seeds.

We offer more than 2,000 seed varieties available in more than 160 countries around the world. Our seeds represent 22 different crop families, including broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, melons, peppers and tomatoes. The majority of our seeds are developed using traditional plant breeding techniques, and in fact, 98 percent of our research and development investment is dedicated to traditional breeding programs. We also offer two vegetable crops – squash and sweet corn – developed using genetic modification, or biotechnology.

For more information, we have included fact sheets and additional background here related to our vegetable seed business. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter at @MonsantoVegNews, as well as visit discover.monsanto.com.
You may also wish to visit gmoanswers.com for additional information about the use of biotechnology/Genetic Modification in today’s modern agriculture.

Our Crop Pops– custom-created frozen treats– are made with produce grown from Monsanto fruit and vegetable seeds. We sampled three unique flavor combinations (see below), which are all made with ingredients grown using traditional plant breeding techniques. Please come back soon to see a full set of Crop Pops recipes as well as links to the farmers who grew these crops. Feel free to use them for story idea and social media inspiration. Enjoy!

  • Honeydew Avocado (honeydew, avocado and lime) – Meet the Honeydew Farmer, Fisher Ranch
  • Melon Mojito – (honeydew melon, cucumbers, lime juice and mint) – Meet the Cucumber Farmer, Moore Farms Manor
  • Hot Chocolate – (chocolate milk, jalapeno peppers and cinnamon) – Meet the Jalapeno Farmer, Little River Produce

Please consider us a resource for upcoming coverage or background information you seek related to produce, vegetable production, home garden or fruit and vegetable nutrition.

Meet Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN

Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak is the Global Corporate Engagement Lead for Vegetable Seeds at the Monsanto Company. In the role, she leads worldwide efforts to promote awareness and build understanding of Monsanto’s agricultural innovation in vegetable seeds. As a registered dietitian and nutrition communications expert, Wendy places particular emphasis on how Monsanto’s small seeds deliver big benefits– from farmers to consumers – one tasty tomato and palate-pleasing pepper at a time.

Wendy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Institute of Food Technologists, and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

Wendy can be reached at Wendy.Reinhardt.Kapsak@monsanto.com

Meet Carly Scaduto

Carly Scaduto is the Senior Communications Manager for vegetable seeds at Monsanto Company. As a fruit and vegetable lover and home gardener, she is passionate about sharing the in-depth produce knowledge she has gained through her work with Monsanto’s researchers, customers and industry leaders.

Carly joined Monsanto in 2008 as a Technology Communications Manager. In this role she was focused on supporting the communications needs of the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Carly can be reached at Carly.A.Scaduto@monsanto.com