background preloader

Seeds at Risk in AgroBusiness

Facebook Twitter Mini Agros. Agros Technica. O Cultura. Agros Cultura. New Organica. The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden. Seed catalogs for the 2014 growing season are arriving in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens.

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden

A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to plant gardens using organic and/or heirloom seeds. What most of these home gardeners don’t realize is that corporate behemoth and GMO titan Monsanto has been gobbling up the seed market faster than a caterpillar can munch a tomato plant! With one fell swoop in 2005, Monsanto grabbed approximately 40% of the US vegetable seed market with its acquisition of Seminis. This means that a home gardener could unknowingly be supporting the development and proliferation of genetically modified crops if the seeds used are from Seminis. In addition, Monsanto now apparently owns the trademark for many of the names of the heirloom seed varieties themselves! Monsanto to Buy Seed Seller Seminis for $1 Billion (Update3) Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest developer of genetically engineered crops, agreed to buy Seminis Inc. for $1 billion in cash from Fox Paine & Co. and minority investors to gain the largest maker of vegetable and fruit seeds.

Monsanto to Buy Seed Seller Seminis for $1 Billion (Update3)

Monsanto, based in St. Louis, also will assume about $400 million in Seminis debt, Monsanto spokeswoman Lori Fisher said today. Monsanto's shares fell 4.8 percent. Fox Paine, the private equity firm started by former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. partner Saul Fox, owns 58 percent of Oxnard, California-based Seminis. Seminis. SEED COMPANIES OWNED BY MONSANTO. Wednesday, December 26th, 2012.


Seed Industry Structure. Seed Industry Structure Consolidation has increased in the international seed industry in recent decades.

Seed Industry Structure

The chart below depicts changes in ownership involving major seed companies and their subsidiaries, primarily occurring from 1996 to 2013.1 The largest firms are represented as circles, with size proportional to global commercial seed market share.2 For an article providing more detail on earlier versions of these graphics see: Howard, Philip H. 2009. Visualizing Consolidation in the Global Seed Industry: 1996–2008. Sustainability, 1(4), 1266-1287. Click here for (scroll in and out version)PDF version of Seed Industry Structure, 1996 - 2013 or PDF version for black and white printing. Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers. For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.

Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers

In 2003, CFS launched an investigation to determine the extent to which American farmers are impacted by litigation arising from the use of patented, genetically engineered ("GE" or "transgenic") crops. This investigation culminated in a 2005 report, a comprehensive assessment of Monsanto Company's use of U.S. patent law to control the use of staple crop seeds by farmers. Monsanto Seminis Brands. 2014 Livingston Certified Organic vegetable seeds, Organic herb seeds. Horizon Herbs-Organic growers of medicinal herb seeds, medicinal herb plants, organic vegetable seeds and organic garden seeds. Empowering Gardeners to Grow Roots of Sustainability Thank you for your interest in open pollinated vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.

Horizon Herbs-Organic growers of medicinal herb seeds, medicinal herb plants, organic vegetable seeds and organic garden seeds.

We are here to serve you and to nurture nature. Please use the navigation at the left (click) to access the full range of our seeds, plants, books, and other cool stuff. One Love! Our greatest joy is to provide you with GOOD LIVE SEEDS. We believe that the best way to support good health of friends and family is to get everybody out into the garden to do some work in the sunshine, then feed them up on fresh salads and vegetables that are the results of their own good labors.

Naturopathic doctors tell us that the best way to avoid cancer is to eat organic, freshly grown green leafy vegetables. We believe that by planting diversity we can really help the earth to heal. We put detailed growing instructions specific to the plant on each and every packet of seeds. Live fully this precious life! Annie's Heirloom Seeds. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - 1400 heirloom garden seeds!

Seeds of Change Homepage. History. GMO Myths About Seminis Home Garden Seed. All-America Selections. All-America Selections® is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then introduces only the best performers as AAS Winners.

All-America Selections

Seminis has numerous products that have been named AAS winners such as, Celebrity, a fresh market determinate tomato that produces exceptionally flavorful fruit. Hansel, a hybrid eggplant that produces non-bitter fruit that are tender Giant Marconi, a large, elongated hybrid sweet pepper that tastes excellent. All-America Selections. Des maisons de semences paysannes pour se libérer de l'agrobusiness - Souveraineté alimentaire. « Il faut nous organiser pour récupérer toutes les semences qui sont dans les banques de gènes et remettre ce trésor entre des mains sures, celles des paysans ».

Des maisons de semences paysannes pour se libérer de l'agrobusiness - Souveraineté alimentaire

Au milieu d’une centaine de variétés de maïs, en plein cœur de la Dordogne, Bertrand Lassaigne raconte l’histoire de la première maison de semences paysannes en France. Installé depuis 20 ans près de Périgueux, Bertrand cultive principalement des céréales et des protéagineux – maïs, céréales à paille, soja, lentilles... Peu à peu, il développe son autonomie en semences et parvient en moins de dix ans à autoproduire la quasi-totalité de ses cultures, sauf en maïs où il continue chaque année d’acheter de la semence non reproductible qualifiée d’hybrides.

En 1999, une rumeur circule parmi les producteurs de maïs : des semences polluées par des OGM auraient été vendues. S’affranchir de l’industrie semencière Le début du projet est laborieux. Onze ans plus tard, les résultats sont là. Une idée importée du Brésil. Seeds.

Victuals. Food Safety. GMO's, Good for Whom? Eco Problems. Eco Ontology. Agrobusiness. Food Frights.