Last updated on: 2/1/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Monsanto Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Bovine somatotropin, or bST, is a natural protein produced in the pituitary glands of all cattle and it helps adult cows produce milk. Milk from cows receiving supplemental bST is unchanged and just as wholesome and nutritious as always – full of calcium, protein, phosphorus and vitamins. In fact, the level of bST in milk remains the same.”

www.monsantodairy.com, accessed Feb. 22, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“Monsanto is an agricultural company. When farmers succeed, we succeed. Using the tools of modern biology, we support our commitment to agriculture and to the farmers that feed, clothe and fuel our growing world. We produce leading seed brands in large-acre crops like corn, cotton, and oilseeds (soybeans and canola), as well as small-acre crops like vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers that are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs.”

“Who We Are,” www.monsanto.com (accessed Feb. 22, 2008)

Mission:

“We want to make the world a better place for future generations. As an agricultural company, Monsanto can do this best by providing value through the products and systems we offer to farmers. With the growth of modern agricultural practices and crops that generate ever-increasing yields, we are helping farmers around the world to create a better future for human beings, the environment, and local economies.”

“Our Pledge,” www.monsanto.com (accessed Feb. 22, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Are There Any Safety or Nutritional Differences in Milk from Cows Supplemented with Growth Hormones Such as rBST and Milk from Cows Not Supplemented with Hormones?
  2. Is It Misleading to Label Milk as Free of the Artificial Growth Hormone rBST/rBGH?