Philip Angell

Monsanto's former Director of Corporate Communications who famously said, 'Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible.' (New York Times, October 25, 1998)

Angell commented on the company's failed European campaign to the Wall Street Journal: 'Maybe we weren't aggressive enough...  When you fight a forest fire, sometimes you have to light another fire.' (Wall Street Journal, May 11, 1999)

Since leaving Monsanto, Angell has gone into partnership with Washington DC based PR firm The Bivings Group, who represent Monsanto, in a business venture based around an online broadcasting service for US congressional hearings for subscribing lobbyists:

Angell also worked with Graydon Forrer and Jay Byrne, Monsanto's former chief internet strategist. Under Byrne, Monsanto engaged in an aggressive campaign of covert PR attacks on Monsanto's critics.


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