Anti-GMO shareholder resolutions fail at Monsanto meeting

|About: Monsanto Company (MON)|By:, SA News Editor

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.