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Biotech Giants Are Bankrolling a GMO Free-for-All


Business  (tags: GMOs, biotech giants, Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, BASF, Bayer, Pioneer (Dupont) )

Ellyn
- 621 days ago - motherjones.com
The so-called "Big Six" agrichemical companies--Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, BASF, Bayer, and Pioneer (DuPont)--are sitting pretty. Together, they control nearly 70 percent of the global pesticide market, and essentially the entire market for genet



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Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:55 pm
I believe these chemical companies and the politicians who support them are going to be responsible for the demise of mankind.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:32 pm
This is a truly horrifying situation... A feeling of being overwhelmed by a many tentacled beast. No simple answers...
 

JL A. (269)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 10:05 pm
Seems like the anti-monopoly laws should be applied to create the intended market competition here
 

Peace Monger (185)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:25 am
I recall when Pioneer Seeds, pre-DuPont days, as well as Funk Seeds International before Syngenta took control. Actually worked for Funk's up until the former owner, Ciba decided gentic modification using chemicals was the way forward. That decision prompted me to 'get the helloutta Dodge' & seek something a bit less frankenfood-ish. Must say the trials done while I was still employed by Funk's produced nothing like the tried & true methods of cross pollination.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:58 am
THanks Ellyn......we all need to get away from these pesticides, they are making people sick and killing them. We don't need pesticdes and we really don't need anything GM.Chemical companies are killing bee's that are needed for our survival and they are destroying everything. People STOP buying pesticides. It would be great if we could shut them all down and for our survival, we better, before it is too late!!!
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 2:10 pm
"One rider would allow farmers to plant seeds even if a federal court orders a stoppage." Really? I don't think so!
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:33 pm
Thanks Ellyn.
 

Klaus Peters (8)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:50 am
My garden is chemical free, little bit of extra work, weeding and looking for caterpillars, aphids, snails and slugs. There are alternatives, I share my beer with snails and slugs, they die happy. My garlic brew takes care of aphids. As for the Insect Air Force, they die happily for a red wine tasting of my home made Shiraz or Cab Sav.
GMO products should be labeled as such so we have a choice. I cannot see governments doing that, my only alternative was a blanket boycot, corn products. I love corn in vegies, a fresh cob, pop corn, corn flakes etc. all gone. I used to grow corn, not anymore, don't know where the seeds come from or if they are GMO contaminated. Also no more soy products for us and more. Unfortunately the non GMO farmer will miss out also. The big six will do anything to stop having to label their crap. The non GMO farmers could get together and label their's Non GMO, but that is not going to work either because Monsanto will take legal action and will claim that a distant neighbor has GMO crops so their's are contaminated as well and want to charge them. I believe this is happening already. Proper labeling must be enforced.
 
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