PR boss defends Monsanto work

PR boss defends Monsanto work
John Saunders

The Dubliner who leads global PR giant FleishmanHillard has defended his firm’s work with Monsanto, following complaints about its strategy when drumming up support for the controversial weedkiller Roundup.

John Saunders said Fleishman’s work gathering lists of journalists, politicians and non-government organisation (NGO) figures and their views on glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, had been misrepresented.

Monsanto has been seeking renewed authorisation in Europe for glyphosate which has been subject to claims...

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