Monsanto Company

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Woman Arrested for Trespassing After Protesting Controversial "Right to Farm" Bill

    Police in Springfield arrested a Right to Farm protester at the Ozark Empire Fair after fair security claimed she was causing a disturbance. But opponents of the controversial farm bill say the arrest was an egregious violation of one's freedom of speech. Last week, Laura Umpenour was at the fair a ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Pride Guide: 5 Reasons to Celebrate PrideFest 2014 in St. Louis This Weekend

    Happy pride, St. Louis! Now in its 35th year, PrideFest St. Louis kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with the official wreath laying ceremony on the steps of Soldiers Memorial. The gay pride festival also honors LGBT troops with an official military entry in the Wells Fargo Grand Pride Parade, the city' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Why Do Some St. Louis County Cops Wear Military-Style Camouflage Uniforms?

    Ever see St. Louis County cops in camouflage military fatigues on the street and wonder why they're dressed like they're going to Iraq instead of Creve Coeur? That's the county's Tactical Operations Unit - the SWAT team - and Sargeant Matthew Pleviak tells Daily RFT that the camouflage is worn so t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Power of Monsanto: Shareholder Meeting Had More Cops, Arrests Than Votes for GMO Labels

    At the Monsanto shareholders' meeting on Tuesday that was publicized by activists for a vote on whether the company should enact mandatory GMO labeling, two things were clear: Mandatory GMO labels aren't happening any time soon, and the police have Monsanto's back. "He has just entered a blue Ford ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Daisy Coleman: Anonymous Demands Justice For Maryville Rape Victim

    Anonymous, everyone's favorite hacktavist collective, has set its digital sights on the rural Missouri town of Maryville, the site of a convoluted and horrible rape case involving two teenage girls and a three high school athletes. In January fourteen-year-old Daisy Coleman and a thirteen-year-old ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Homespun: Black Spade & Nato Caliph

    Force Majeure
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  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Alderman Butts Heads with Mayor's Office Over Opening of O'Fallon Park Rec Center

    A disagreement between 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French and Mayor Francis Slay's office is threatening to further delay the opening of the brand new, $20 million O'Fallon Park Recreation Center. On Friday, when the aldermen returned from their summer break, French took the opportunity to point out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Dan Deacon Wants to "Kill Monsanto"

    Dan Deacon will play the Firebird this Sunday. It will be a good time; in this week's print issue RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba gets you up to speed: "The solo performer built a reputation making tongue-in-cheek electro pop and treating his shows like enormous games of Simon Says." But Deacon has mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Rams' Proposal for Edward Jones Dome Revealed

    Today Attorney General Chris Koster is expected to release details of the St. Louis Rams' counter-proposal on how to fix up the Edward Jones Dome -- despite objections from the football team and the Convention and Visitors Commission. We're not saying who, but someone very close to the negotiations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day: CEO With Hollywood Name Deserves His Millions

    ​Today's comment comes in response to a post revealing the 10 highest-paid CEO's in Missouri. No. 2 on the list, with 2010 compensation of $13.1 million, is Monsanto's Hugh Grant. That name caused a romantic-comedy flashback for commenter "Oh," who writes:The CEO of Monsanto deserves his 13.1 mill ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Potential Trade War Over Genetically Modified Crops Revealed by WikiLeaks

    A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ban a form of Monsanto's GM corn, leading to ambassador Craig Stapleton asking the U.S. to penalize co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    This Month in Science

    image via​Here in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Guess Who's Tackling "Food Deserts" in Chicago? Your Favorite Local (Evil?) Agri-Giant

    Image viaMonsanto's anti-food-desert project up in Chi-town​For those of y'all who think Monsanto = Satan: It was they who threw in $100,000 to help fund the City Produce Project up in Chicago, which last year produced 20,000 pounds of corn, squash, carrots, beans and other veggies in Chi-town's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Monsanto Sugar Beets: Pull 'Em Out of the Ground, Says Federal Judge

    Image viaAbout half of America's sugar supply comes from sugar beets such as these.​On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered that any of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beets planted commercially since August be yanked out of the ground and destroyed. (Read the full decision.) Back in August, U.S. Distr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Oh Lolli Lolli, which opened in August.​This week, Gut Check was chock-full of local restaurant news. Ian posted a rundown of August's restaurant openings and closings, and we also reported on scheduled openings of Lester's Tavern and a new Wasabi location. Then we checked out the revamped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.8

    The rest of the world doesn't want our genetically-modified seeds. The Atlantic reports Thai farmers protesting modified rice via opera, Haitian farmers burning bags of Roundup Ready seeds donated by Monsanto, and where modified alfalfa, beets and soy stand in the U.S. Corporate employees bond o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Monsanto's "Semi Truck on Steroids" Makes a Pit-Stop in Wentzville

    ​The seed company everybody loves to hate will roll its "mobile technology unit" into Wentzville next week for three days of plant-breeding and other demos.The 53-footer "semi truck on steroids," as one Monsanto employee terms it, travels the country trying to sow interest in St. Louis-based Monsa ... More >>

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    February 24, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: June

    ​Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia Commons​What better time than the onset of warm weather for a delicious beer? So what better time than June for the first St. Louis Craft Beer Week? A week filled with tastings, talks and more tastings celebrated the booming craft-beer scene in St. Louis. And speakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The Novice Foodie Isn't a Slow-Food Novice

    There's a good chance your food didn't come from anyone like her.​If there's one area of food where the Novice Foodie isn't such a novice, it's local, organic and sustainable foods -- a.k.a. Slow Food. I've been digging around to learn where my food comes from since I saw Canadian farmer/activist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.2

    ​ How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer SilverbergWhy do we love Five Guys Burgers and Fries so? Because it makes us smile like that baby over there. A trip to our favorite fast-food chain was definitely the highlight of Gut Check's week, but it certainly wasn't the only highlight.What else happened?The Sneak smuggled mochi ice c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Sneak: The Sneak of Nature

    Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: The pageantry of early spring, Missouri Botanical Garden.Food: One liter of sangria, miniature kiwi fruits.Difficulty: Easy. MOB ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Gut Check Thing of the Year Nominee: Michael Pollan

    The first nominee for Gut Check's 2008 Thing of the Year is author Michael Pollan.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.5

    The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Many nations are more concerned with defending their own policies. (New York Times) The threat of famine looms over Somalia. (CNN) Monsanto announces plans to engineer seeds that would double crop yields. (New York Times) On a lig ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    April 13, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2006

    History Never Repeats

    Local scientist/historian Dennis Owsley compiles a history of jazz, while Calexico talk about their new music.

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz

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    November 9, 2005

    Cell Block

    Missouri scientists fear embryonic research may remain embryonic

  • Film

    July 21, 2004

    The Company Line

    A new film denouncing corporate ruthlessness could use some downsizing of its own

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of January 7, 2004

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    November 19, 2003

    It's (Still) Alive

    A new exhibit reanimates Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the controversy over bioethics

  • Culture

    September 17, 2003


    Metamorphoses is a wet dreamscape, and Kimberly Akimbo has a skewed charm

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Raid Redux

    Week of July 9, 2003

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    June 25, 2003

    Meet the Anarchists

    The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Blow Up

    If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2003

    DIY or Die

    The St. Louis Independent Media Center makes its own fun to raise its own funds

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2002

    Children of the Corn

    Photographer Julie Moos documents the people in the middle of the biotech-foods industry

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2001

    Cornholed Again

    The San Francisco Mime Company is anything but silent in its presentation of Eating It, a political statement wrapped in cornhusk

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Getting Burned

    A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    A Guest of Honor

    Scott Joplin receives a celebratory homecoming with Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Treemonisha

  • News

    December 1, 1999


    The Post-Dispatch gives us all the news that's fit to print twice

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    November 17, 1999
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    February 3, 1999
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    January 27, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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    January 6, 1999

    Gigs -- and Gigabytes -- for Grads

    The job market for information-technology grads is hot, but you'd better hone your people skills as well if you want to be really cool

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    December 9, 1998
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    November 25, 1998
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