ISABELA, P.R. (February 24, 2014) The Monsanto Isabela Reputation Team visited a group of 25 community leaders, all of them members of the Rotary International Club Quebradillas Chapter, during “Rotary Week,” a week-long celebration in which Rotarians across the world celebrated Rotary’s 109th anniversary.
Maritere Crespo, Cesar Zayas, Eric Torres, Francisco Acevedo and Rockny Perez, all members of the Monsanto Isabela Reputation Team, gave an orientation covering topics such as: the importance of Agricultural biotechnology in order to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century; an overview of the seeds companies in the Island; an overview on Monsanto’s operations in Puerto Rico; Monsanto’s role promoting a sustainable agriculture and focus to produce more, conserve more and improve lives; and myths and realities about biotechnology.
“One of our employees here at Isabela, a Rotarian himself, invited us to participate. We gladly accepted,” said Eric Torres, Station Manager of Monsanto Caribe, LLC at Isabela. “All of us at Monsanto are committed to having an open dialogue about food and agriculture — we’re proud of the work we do, and we’re eager for people to know more about us. Even more so when it’s our employees and neighboring communities.”
During the orientation, the team also distributed general information about Monsanto Company regarding: its business and products; Monsanto’s pledge toward a sustainable agriculture; local employment data; Monsanto’s history; and positions and statements on biotechnology.
The audience was composed of community leaders, such as healthcare and education professionals, firefighters, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs, agronomists and retired employees. All attendees share two common interests, which are passion for community service and friendship.