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Romney’s role in Monsanto’s rise

From Tom Philpott in Mother Jones:

Image via Mother Jones, photo credits: Romney: Chris Devers/WikiMedia Commons; Corn: Africa Studio/Shutterstock

Today, Monsanto looms over the global ag landscape like a colossus. It is the globe’s largest seed purveyor—and its dominant vendor of genetically modified traits. How dominant? Here’s NPR on the company’s mastery over the US GMO market: “More than 9 out of 10 soybean seeds carry [Monsanto’s] Roundup Ready trait. It’s about the same for cotton and just a little lower for corn.” It also sells nearly $1 billion worth of herbicides every three monthsContinue reading

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