Anti-GMO shareholder resolutions fail at Monsanto meeting

Critics of genetically modified crops protested at Monsanto's (MON) annual shareholders meeting today, calling for the company to provide a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting mandatory labels on foods containing GMO ingredients.

The requests came in the form of two shareholder resolutions that were backed by environmental, food safety and consumer activists groups which claimed that more than 2.6M members support their efforts; both resolutions failed easily after MON recommended their rejection.

Company officials say the debate over GMO crops has prompted them to rethink how they communicate about their products.

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  • muffin two
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    I think the company is missing the point. As a longtime shareholder, I am embarrassed that company officials think the issue is about how they "communicate." Are their heads really that far up their own asses?
    28 Jan 2014, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • 12803511
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    I could never invest in a company like monsanto after what they did to our soldiers in Vietnam with agent orange.
    28 Jan 2014, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • Yuel Egi
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    It would be worthwhile finding out where the Exec's wives and company employees do their shopping. Do they really eat the stuff they make?
    28 Jan 2014, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • reillyanna
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    they are doing the same thing to us today with agent orange - it's called Round-Up and it's in many if not all their GMO crops. They are the Darth Vader of the world.
    28 Jan 2014, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • NUNAY the KING
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    I would like to hear Monsanto discuss the fact that they DO put the roundup chemical compound, in some form or other, into their GMO products. Makes me wonder what we're all eating.
    29 Jan 2014, 01:17 AM Reply Like
  • PeteCal
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    Let's see. More food per acre using less water, less herbicide, less insecticide.
    What's not to like?
    29 Jan 2014, 09:37 AM Reply Like
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