07 Feb '12, 3pm

Union of Concerned Scientists Gives @MonsantoCo an ‘F’ in #Sustainable #Agriculture @UCSUSA

Union of Concerned Scientists Gives Monsanto an ‘F’ in Sustainable Agriculture Science Group’s New Web Feature Documents Eight Ways Monsanto is Taking Agriculture in the Wrong Direction WASHINGTON (February 7, 2012) – The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today published a new web feature documenting how agribusiness giant Monsanto Company is failing to deliver on its promise to make the U.S. agriculture system more sustainable. A sustainable system would produce an adequate supply of food, safeguard the environment, and protect farmers’ bottom lines at the same time. Monsanto, UCS says, fails this three-pronged test. “Monsanto talks about ‘producing more, conserving more, improving lives,’ but its products are largely not living up to those aspirations,” said Doug Gurian-Sherman, a senior scientist with UCS’s Food and Environment Program. “In reality, the company is pro...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/monsanto-fails-s...

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