The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Working with experts from universities, farmers, conservation groups and government agencies across North America, Monsanto is contributing to the efforts to restore the monarch population to healthy levels.
Glyphosate has a history of safe use for more than four decades. The overall safety profile of glyphosate has contributed to the adoption of glyphosate-based herbicides in more than 160 countries around the world.
A lot has improved for farmers and consumers since 1983--the year dr Robert Fraley first revealed research that he and others at Monsanto had genetically modified a plant. This info graphic provides a snapshot of a few things that have improved over the past 30 years.