Dialogue

Commitment to Dialogue

Monsanto Hawaii is proud of the work we do in Hawaii and we are committed to dialogue and transparency. Here are some of the ways we strive to engage in a healthy, respectful dialogue with interested members of our community.

Community Advisory Panels

Monsanto has established Community Advisory Panels (CAP) on each of the islands where we have operations. Comprised of various community leaders and residents, the CAPs allow us to gain community feedback and input about our activities in Hawaii, and to discuss our business operations, biotechnology and community outreach efforts. The CAPs meet quarterly to discuss various topics ranging from agriculture and biotechnology to community programs and outreach activities.

Maui County Ag Oversight Agreement

In November 2013, Monsanto Hawaii formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor of the County of Maui, Alan Arakawa.  Under this agreement, we pledged to report details on our pesticide use and our stewardship measures related to pesticide technologies, fugitive dust and soil erosion on Maui. This agreement to dialogue and respect reaffirmed our company’s commitment to being a good neighbor and to manage our business responsibly.

Presentations and Tours

We offer presentations and farm tours to interested groups and encourage you to learn more about us. If you would like to request a presentation or sign up for a farm tour, please contact us.

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Each week, we will select a question and post our response on this site. We look forward to hearing from you. To submit a question, please contact us.