The World Food Supply Falls Under Control of a Few International Companies

As the seed and agrochemical industry begin to merge, the world food supply falls Under the control of a few international companies.


| April/May 2000


The world food supply falls into the hands of a few international companies.

With merger-mania sweeping the seed and agrochemical industry, and large corporations gobbling up smaller interests, the world food supply is quickly falling under the control of a very few large international companies. In fact, according to the nonprofit Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), you can count the key remaining players on one hand:

* The figures (see the image gallery), reprinted with permission of RAFI, were based on pro forma sales for announced mergers, several of which still had to be approved as MOTHER went to press. But, according to RAFI, if alt goes as planned, the "Jumbo Gene Giants" will control 68% of the global agrochemical market, over 20% of the commercial seed market and nearly 100% of the GMO seed market. RAFI, an international nongovernmental organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is dedicated to fostering sustainable agriculture.





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE



Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265