29 Jan '12, 5am

Monsanto Shareholders Reject Study on Crop Risks

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Millions Against Monsanto page . ST. LOUIS - Shareholders of Monsanto Co. on Tuesday voted down a proposed study of how the company's genetically engineered crops, or GMOs, may pose financial and legal risks to the seed giant. They also reelected four of the company's directors and approved compensation packages during the annual meeting. Napa, Calif.-based Harrington Investments had put up for shareholder vote a request to study "material financial risks or operational impacts" of the chemicals and genetically modified crops that Monsanto sells. Monsanto's seeds are engineered to withstand the weed killer Roundup, allowing farmers to reduce the use of other chemicals and limit the practice of tilling fields to kill weeds. The company's seeds dominate corn, soybean and sugar beet production in the U.S. Harringto...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24766.cfm

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