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

Farmers are trapped on a “pesticide treadmill,” with new hazardous chemicals replacing the old as they become problematic.

The importance of science for the public good is difficult to overstate — especially when it comes to feeding our world.

Herbicide-resistant GE seeds have driven dramatic increases in pesticide applications. And that’s no accident.

GroundTruth Blog: News and happenings from the frontlines of the movement for fair food & farming.

Judy Hatcher's picture

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Linda Wells's picture

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Marcia Ishii-Eiteman's picture

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