It breaks down like this:
- The biggest agrochemical company in the world, Bayer, is also the seventh biggest seed company.
- The second largest agrochemical company, Syngenta, is the world’s third largest seed company.
- The world’s biggest seed company, Monsanto, is the world’s fifth largest agrochemical company.
- The world’s second biggest seed company – DuPont, is the world’s sixth largest agrochemical company.
If you’ve ever worked with heavy drug-addicted individuals, they will deny there is a problem, and seek greater and greater doses of their ‘drug’ in order to get the same high. The agroscience industry has created the same paradigm. The worldwide market for agrochemicals grows another 10% every year. It’s a 40 billion dollar/year market – to sell the world these chemicals.
Despite sky-rocketing fuel and fertilizer costs, high grain prices created soaring demand for commercial seeds and pesticides in 2007. Today’s GMO seed sales are chump change in comparison to herbicides and pesticides, but they keep a farmer addicted to the chemicals these…idiots sell. Pesticide sales are up all over the world, particularly in South America.
Furthermore, two GMO crops meant for biofuel (ethanol derived from GMO corn being the largest) boosted sales for the world’s largest pesticide companies the last few years – in large part due to the subsidy-driven boom supported by an infiltrated government.
Report from ETC Group (extracts only)
The World’s top 10 pesticide firms Company 2007Agrochemical Sales (US$ millions) % Market Share Bayer (Germany) $7,458m 19% Syngenta (Switzerland) $7,285m 19% BASF (Germany) $4,297m 11% Dow AgroSciences (USA) $3,779m 10% Monsanto (USA) $3,599m 9% DuPont (USA) $2,369m 6% Makhteshim Agan (Israel) $1,895m 5% Nufarm (Australia) $1,470m 4% Sumitomo Chemical (Japan) $1,209m 3% Arysta Lifescience (Japan) $1,035m 3% Top 10 Total $34,396m 89% Additional Sources:
The Huffington Post
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