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This is not good news . . .

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 4, 2010 by thefoodshaman

Today Monsanto agreed to buy one of the worlds largest seed companies. . . this is a quote from the article . . .

It is estimated that Seminis controls 40 percent of the U.S. vegetable seed market and 20 percent of the world market—supplying the genetics for 55 percent of the lettuce on U.S. supermarket shelves, 75 percent of the tomatoes, and 85 percent of the peppers, with strong holdings in beans, cucumbers, squash, melons, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and peas. The company’s biggest revenue source comes from tomato and peppers seeds, followed by cucumbers and beans.

Link to article . . .