Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Creve Coeur-based firm heavily financed the opposition to Prop 37.
California's Proposition 37, which would have required genetically modified foods to be labeled for consumers, has fallen to defeat. With 99 percent of the vote counted, the measure has fallen to defeat by 53%-47% margin, according to Baldwin Park (CA) Patch. Creve Coeur-based Monsanto contributed millions of dollars to the campaign to fight the measure. The company declined opportunities to comment on the impact of the initiative prior to the election, but Wednesday morning a spokeswoman issued the following statement: "Californians have decided that Prop 37 is not in their best interests. Consumers have many choices and can select the products they prefer. We expect the food industry to continue meeting the needs of their customers …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Non-violent actions call out Monsanto's opposition to California ballot measure pushing food labeling.
Planned worldwide protests of Monsanto came to the company's Creve Coeur headquarters Monday, as approximately 50 people demonstrated in front of the company's Olive Boulevard entrance near Warson Road. For more photos from the protest, check out Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook Unlike other protests worldwide which sought to disrupt company business and resulted in arrests, the gathering here Monday was calm by comparison. Creve Coeur Police officers were present, and protesters were notified that cars parked at Stacy Park in Olivette would be towed. Those in attendance were supportive of Proposition 37 in California, which is a November ballot initiative that if passed, would require the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Candidate for the First Congressional district seat sits in the 'Colbert Report' hot seat.
Late night funny man Stephen Colbert has made a habit out of putting members of Congress in uncomfortable spots over the years in a regular segment on his satirical program, The Colbert Report. Thursday night, that segment featured U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis), who is locked in a redistricted primary with U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in the 1st Congressional district. But Colbert began the Q & A focusing on Monsanto, the Creve Coeur agri-giant. Colbert asked if the company's headquarters were in his district (the new 1st), and Rep. Carnahan said it was. Click here to go to the Colbert Nation website to see the segment Under the new boundaries, the company's headquarters appear to be physically located in the new 2nd Congressional …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Activists sought approval of a resolution dealing with Genetically Modified Foods.
Shareholders for Monsanto gathered on the campus of the Creve Coeur agri-giant's world headquarters Tuesday to elect members of the company's Board of Directors. They also voted down a proposal by a minority shareholder which would have studied "material financial risks or operational impacts associated with its chemical products and genetically modified organisms," (GMO) according to a press release from backers of the plan. Approximately 30 demonstrators, including some from the "Occupy St. Louis" Movement spent several hours Tuesday afternoon holding signs and banners along Olive Boulevard. For a full slideshow of Tuesday's demonstration, go to our Facebook page. Watch: KPLR TV Coverage of the event For a full slideshow from