Back in 1999, a story by the UK press Independent reported: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/gm-food-banned-in-monsanto-canteen-737948.html ...that Monsanto employees don't eat their very own GM (genetically modified) foods, in their High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire UK facility. Of the 1999 article, Greenpeace locked on to the news story, reportedly exposed by Friends of the Earth, was subsequently spread by the local and international media. (no reference found on the FoE site) The notice was posted by the Sutcliffe Catering Group......not their employers, Monsanto. That UK facility is now closed That was 1999...more on that later. *** But let's look at the facts as described by the initial story..... 1) One Monsanto facility, in the UK, in 1999 2) The decision was posted by a contracted caterer, employed by Monsanto. 3) This story was never confirmed. (denied later) Lately, the current anti-GMO activists have renewed (recycled) this story. Now it is quite popular that the kindergarten school-game of "The Telephone Game", or Chinese_whispers is inadvertently played here on the net. So now in 2012 we see the story reported as : -- all Monsanto's facilities practice this non-GM diet -- is a great juxtaposition of company values, exposing the real threat of GMO's -- even the Monsanto employees won't eat GMO's (notice the plural, "canteens") http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread805525/pg1 Here is a rebuttal of that initial story... http://monsantoblog.com/2012/02/10/whats-served-in-monsantos-cafeterias/ ...yes, that was from a Monsanto blog. I feel like employees have a right to defend themselves, and to attempt to expose the truth. http://monsantoblog.com/2011/01/24/%E2%80%9Cmonsanto-is-evil-%E2%80%9D-what/ http://monsantoblog.com/2011/01/24/%E2%80%9Cmonsanto-is-evil-%E2%80%9D-what/ http://monsantoblog.com/2009/07/06/i-am-monsanto/ *** OK, back to 1999 in the UK, when the original news article was written, and the claims issued.... Yes, the GMO issue in the UK and the EU was hot then. In fact, in 1999, the UK parliament banned GM foods from their work-supplied meals and resturants... http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/report138.pdf http://www.connectotel.com/gmfood/fo171299.txt ...and the 1999 public in the UK was also very unsure of GM foods....so why wouldn't an independent catering company (who happened to also worked for Monsanto) have and share the current public outcry for "testing before serving" ?? After all, as an independent catering company (not only serving to Monsanto), their reputation is based on their actions. Those actions would surely reflect upon their other catering jobs, outside of Monsanto. It's not too hard to imagine that they may have took a small amount of pride, in beating down the giant (GMO = Monsanto) by offering only non-GM food, to a GM giant. This is of course my own guess, and I have found no data to back-up that guess. But as a cook, and who has friends as caterers, I know their "healthy goal". Healthy is part of their business attraction, otherwise people would not hire them, they'd hire deep-fry chefs.