Gene Giants Seek "Philanthrogopoly"

by jeeg 8. March 2013 19:48
A report released today by ETC Group warns that 6 multinational Gene Giants control the current priorities and future direction of agriculture research worldwide. Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow, Monsanto and DuPont control 59.8 % of commercial seeds and 76.1 % of agrochemicals. The same 6 companies ... [More]

Governments warned over agribusiness giants

by jeeg 15. April 2011 15:57
A GROUPING of small scale farmers in 12 African countries has asked governments to be wary of agribusiness giants who want to bring in Genetically Modified Crops under the disguise of support to small holder farmers.The grouping, under Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers' Forum (ES... [More]

Biotech groups see modified crop boost

by jeeg 7. March 2011 20:58
The surge in food prices could spur greater acceptance of genetically modified seeds in emerging markets, leading companies have told the Financial Times. Global food prices rose to a record last month, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The International Monetary Fund warned last... [More]
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