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Intacta RR2-PRO™-Soybeans Lead to Positive Environmental Impacts in South America

Press Release

November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.

The Future of Plant Breeding Depends on the Pipeline of Breeders

Written By Bob Reiter
Article

On the day that the Bayer acquisition of Monsanto was finalized, I was speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) program – where I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the 1980s.

No More Shoes: A Different Perspective on Free-From Food Labeling

Written By Rob Fraley
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Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and waging communications campaigns to convince the country to go “Shoe free.”

This is, of course, a ridiculous concept. We all know that shoes are a beneficial “tool” that make our lives better. They keep our feet warm in the winter and dry in the rain. They keep us from burning our feet on hot pavement or stepping on sharp objects like broken glass. They prevent the rampant spread of the dreaded foot fungus.

How Machines Are Learning for Modern Agriculture

Machine learning applications in farming today
Blog

Arthur Samuel, an eccentric computer engineer at Stanford University, took part in what could be considered the most important game of checkers ever played. Arthur challenged the then reigning Connecticut state champion to match wits with a computer he programmed to play checkers.a

The machine emerged victorious.

Beyond the Smart City

IoT, Automation, and Machine Learning on Today’s Modern Farm
Blog

The bright lights of the big city aren’t as bright as they used to be, because they’re getting smarter. Street lights in cities like San Diego are turning off, and conserving energy, when vehicles and pedestrians aren’t nearby.

Monsanto Advances Key Sustainability Initiatives

Press Release

ST. LOUIS, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today reported substantial progress on a host of sustainability commitments and programs in the areas of climate-smart agriculture practices, water quality, biodiversity, food security and operational efficiencies. 

Farming Up: Modern Biology Will Maximize the Potential of Vertical Controlled-Environment Agriculture

Written by: John Purcell Vice President, Global R&D Lead at Monsanto
Article

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on Vertical Farming as a pre-summit event at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco. I had the pleasure of joining key leaders from this promising new industry to discuss the role that plant science and technological innovations may play in optimizing yields and delivering valuable products.

Monsanto on Track to Become Carbon Neutral, Demonstrates Environmental Benefits of Modern Agriculture

Company cuts greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200,000 metric tons, expects portfolio approach to accelerate future reductions
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As society, businesses and governments around the world face the complex challenges associated with climate change, Monsanto Company today announced at COP23 significant progress toward making its operations carbon neutral by 2021, a commitment it made in December 2015.

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