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Old 11-16-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont

Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont
Tom Levitt
7th October, 2010

Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont - The Ecologist
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Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds
Since the mid-1990s just five biotech giants - Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont - have bought up more than 200 other companies between them to dominate our access to seeds.

Philip Howard from Michigan State university, who has produced a unique visual to illustrate this growing concentration of power in the hands of a few companies, says the takeover of the seed market has been 'dramatic' and that it is getting harder for farmers to find...
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