Monsanto Canada Inc.

March 03, 2005 09:00 ET

Monsanto Canada Commits $100,000 to Canadian Foodgrains Bank Growing Projects


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FOR: MONSANTO CANADA INC.

MARCH 3, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Monsanto Canada Commits $100,000 to Canadian
Foodgrains Bank Growing Projects

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - March 3, 2005) - Monsanto Canada
today announced details of its 2005 support for the Winnipeg-based
Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Similar to support provided in previous years,
Monsanto Canada will offer up to $100,000 of agricultural inputs to
Canadian Foodgrains Bank community growing projects in 2005.

No-fee Roundup Ready® technology, Roundup® brand agricultural
herbicides, DEKALB seed and other Monsanto products will be available to
the more than 200 community projects in Western and Eastern Canada that
are growing a crop for donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Growing
projects interested in securing inputs for the 2005 planting season
should contact their local Monsanto field representative to register
their requests and arrange for pick up of their donated product at their
local retail outlet.

"Through our corporate giving program, Monsanto provides support to
organizations or programs that have a direct connection to agriculture,
rural communities, youth and education," said Trish Jordan, public
affairs lead with Monsanto Canada. "The Foodgrains Bank is a great fit
for us because many of our grain industry and farm customers are also
Foodgrains Bank supporters."

The contribution makes Monsanto Canada one of the largest agri-business
supporters of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Last year, Canadian
Foodgrains Bank farmer volunteers requested and received almost $93,000
in donated inputs from Monsanto.

Monsanto Canada has supported the Canadian Foodgrains Bank program for
many years at the community level but formalized its commitment across
the company in 2001 to facilitate and encourage greater support for
local growing projects.

When harvested, crops grown on community growing projects are donated to
the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to be used in its food programming
activities overseas. Since 1983, Canadian Foodgrains Bank has provided
over 930,000 metric tones of grain to people in Africa, Asia, the
Americas and Eastern Europe. You can learn more at www.foodgrainsbank.ca.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Monsanto Canada
    Trish Jordan
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    204-985-1005
    or
    Canadian Foodgrains Bank
    Heather Plett-Laurendeau
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    1-800-665-0377