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GMOs, Pesticides & Profit

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When just four corporations dominate the world’s seed, pesticide and biotech industries, they control the fate of food and farming. Between them — Bayer/Monsanto, Corteva (formerly DowDupont), BASF, and Syngenta/ChemChina — have historically unprecedented power over world agriculture, enabling them to control the agricultural research agenda, heavily influence trade and agricultural agreements and subvert market competition.  

Along the way, these companies intimidate, impoverish and disempower farmers, and undermine food security, all while making historic profits — even as their genetically engineered seeds fail to deliver as promised. Contrary to what the marketing campaigns say, these corporations are in the game of expanding their marketshare. Period.

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