Reclaiming the future of food and farming

GMOs, Pesticides & Profit

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When just six corporations dominate the world’s seed, pesticide and biotech industries, they control the fate of food and farming. Between them, the "Big 6" — Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont — have historically unprecedented power over world agriculture, enabling them to control the agricultural research agenda, heavily influence trade and agricultural agreements and subvert market competition.  

Along the way, the Big 6 intimidate, impoverish and disempower farmers, and undermine food security, all while making historic profits — even as their genetically engineered seeds fail to deliver as promised. Contrary to what Big 6 marketing campaigns say, these corporations are in the game of expanding their marketshare. Period.

Our Focus


Agroecology provides a robust set of solutions to the environmental and economic pressures facing agriculture today.


Farmers around the globe have been cultivating and implementing agroecological practices for generations.


Agroecological farming works. It's productive, strengthens rural communities and sustains regional food economies.

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Paul Towers's picture

Sin maíz, no hay pais. Without corn, there is no country.

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Extended drought in California, freeze warnings in Oregon, flooding in the Southeast….

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Judy Hatcher's picture

The news that a prestigious panel of 17 independent experts has deemed glyphosate — the world's most popular herbicide — to be "a probable human ca

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