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Who owns the world’s seed varieties?

Monsanto accounts for almost one quarter of the world’s proprietary seed market. As opposed to heirloom seed which is publicly owned seed. The top 3 companies, Monsanto (US), Dupont (US) and Syngenta (Switzerland) account for 47% of the world’s proprietary seed market. (2007 seed sales). Ironically (or not) all three are primarily chemical companies, historically, […]