Monsanto employees are 100 percent focused on agriculture –working to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We are committed to: assuring the safety and quality of our products; promoting a culture of integrity through our business conduct; and supporting initiatives and organizations with similar aims. This section provides information that addresses common questions about our business and business practices.

Questions about Monsanto’s Products

We are proud to offer a broad choice of products and services to meet farmers’ needs. This section provides answers to common questions about a few of our past products and a few products that have recently been in the news. (For information about all of Monsanto’s products, please visit the “Products” section of our web site.)

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Questions about Products of the Former Monsanto (non-agricultural related businesses)(1901-2002)

Founded in 1901, the former Monsanto Company spun off its industrial chemical businesses in the late 1990s and merged its other operations with Pharmacia in 2000. Pharmacia moved the agricultural operations to a subsidiary and spun it off as a separate independent, public entity – Monsanto Company – in 2002. However, we still get questions about, and in some cases maintain responsibility for, products that were once part of the former Monsanto.

- Monsanto and Agent Orange (1965-1969)

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Looking for Related Information?

The Monsanto Pledge is our commitment to how we do business, and our Code of Business Conduct provides guidance to act with shared values and integrity everyday. These documents and our Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report are available on our web site.

Did you know?

  • Monsanto has more than 20,000 employees in 66 countries around the globe.
  • In 2012, Monsanto received six recognitions from leading third-party organizations as an employer of choice – including the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list and Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
  • Through the Monsanto Fund – the philanthropic arm of Monsanto – we give more than $31 million annually to charitable causes that address education and community needs in farming communities as well as the communities where our employees live and work.

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