New technologies were also incorporated such as Roundup Ready Soybeans and Bollgard insect-protected cotton which offered farmers in-seed protection.
The expansion continued through the years with acquisitions and which have seen the company become a world giant in seed technologies. The company won numerous awards in the year 2010 including being recognized among the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by the Fortune Magazine. It has continued to develop farming solutions to weed and insect control and was named again in 2013 by CR Magazine among “100 Best Corporate Citizens. It also announced a $400 million to expand to allow more seed development as well as create more jobs. The company’s headquarter is in the United States but has locations across the world. These include plants for manufacturing, production facilities, and centers for research as well as learning centers all of which focus the farmers. Its locations are in all continents and its facilities have seeds for many almost all crops developed using the latest technology to ensure high yields. Their seeds range from vegetables, legumes, corn, sugar and many others. it growing popularity and expansion has seen the company acquire and own many companies such as Divergence, Inc., Chesterfield Village Rsearch Center, Aly Participacoes Ltda, CanaVialis S.A, Alellyx S.A, Semillas Cristiani Burkand, De Ruiter Seeds Group and many other companies.
Monsanto Company expends over $2.6 million towards research every day. This is to ensure development and production of quality seeds to the benefit of farmer and the agricultural industry as a whole and for this reason it protects it seeds with patents. It also places patents so as to ensure farmer do not reuse seeds bought seeds and this goes towards ensuring their investment are paid for.