It is unfortunate that recent letters continue to make egregious and false claims about Monsanto Hawaii.
While we at Monsanto respect people's right to express their opinions, making false and frightening accusations with no credible evidence behind them only serves to confuse and mislead the public.
Even worse, such false claims are hurtful and demeaning to the 1,000-plus hardworking employees who know that the work they do is not harming the environment but is helping farmers and communities around the world improve their yields and reduce their environmental footprint.
When Monsanto employees in Hawaii work on projects with organizations like the Gates Foundation to help the poorest of the poor in the world grow more food to sustain themselves, it's hard for us to understand why there are such hateful and false accusations being made about an industry that's making a positive difference while maintaining a stellar safety record.
We understand people have questions, and we are happy to share information and engage in constructive dialogue. All we ask is that people start with an open mind and a sincere desire to separate fact from fiction.
Please visit www.monsantohawaii.com. There, you can read about our farms, our community service projects and our commitments to safety and stewardship. You can also send us questions and request a farm tour to learn more.