Monsanto has concerns over the fly infestation situation in the Juana Diaz community, which Monsanto is a proud member of, and wants this problem solved as soon as possible. We have reviewed our local operations at the Monsanto Caribe Juana Díaz station and have no reason to believe that any of our operations there contributed to the recent fly infestation in Juana Diaz.
Monsanto does not, and has not, used any poultry manure at our Juana Diaz station, and we don’t believe that any other materials used on site caused or contributed to the problem. Monsanto has never experienced a fly infestation issue at any of its seed production sites around the world.
At Monsanto, we place the highest priority on the safety of our employees and we comply with the highest standards of quality, safety and cleanliness in our operations globally, including at the Monsanto Juana Diaz site, to protect not only our employees but also the community where our employees live and work.
About Monsanto Caribe
Since 1996, Monsanto Caribe LLC has been part of the Puerto Rican seed breeding industry, using the tools of modern biology to help farmers successfully feed, clothe and fuel our growing world. Monsanto’s operations on the island consist of agricultural biotechnology research and development of the best corn, cotton, soybeans and sorghum seeds for farmers. The objective is to find the most desirable traits to improve crops and develop new seed with such traits. In Puerto Rico, the company has earned such honors as the 2012 and 2013 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as being inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.