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Question of the Week – Monsanto has a reputation for being litigious. How many lawsuits have you filed against individuals since 2005?

Question of the Week - Monsanto has a reputation for being litigious. How many lawsuits have you filed against individuals since 2005?

Each week, we will answer a question from our readers regarding our operations and community outreach here in Puerto Rico.

This week we answer the question, “Monsanto has a reputation for being litigious. How many lawsuits have you filed against individuals since 2005?”

Since 1997, we’ve initiated 146 legal disputes in the U.S. and only nine of those went to trial. To put this number in perspective, we have over 225,000 U.S. farmers who are our customers. Farmers are the core of our business, so as you can see, the decision to take legal action against a customer is not one taken lightly.

We give 100% of proceeds to non-profit youth leadership initiatives in the area, so that all of the money is returned to the local farming community.That’s also true with any out-of-court settlement payments we receive. If you’re interested, you can read more about this policy on our website.

Do you have a question? Write us at infopr@monsanto.com.