posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:14 PM
Not to mention the subsidiaries of the ABOVE companies, but here are some of Monsanto’s:
US based genomics and biotechnology company, held broad patents on a range of major crops including GM soya and cotton.
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 . US seed production and marketing company specialising in research into soya, maize and sorghum. Acquired to develop
sales of Monsanto's seeds especially Roundup Ready soybeans
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 . US based biotechnology company, conducting research into GM coloured, herbicide tolerant and insect resistant
cotton, GM high lauric acid oil seed rape and GM flavour/ shelf life improved tomatoes and strawberries. Marketed the failed Flavr Savr Tomato.
Cargill’s International Seed Division
In 1998 Monsanto acquires Cargill’s international seed operations in central and south America, Asia, Africa and Europe (excluding the UK) .
Markets maize, sunflower, rapeseed, soya, alfalfa, sorghum, wheat and rice seed. Monsanto paid US$1.4 billion for Cargill seeds as part of its
strategy to quickly spread the use of its GM seed worldwide.
DeKalb Genetics www.dekalb.com
A US based plant genetics company acquired for US$ 2.3 billion. in 1998 . 2nd largest seed company in the US and 2nd largest maize seed company in
First Line Seed www.soybeans.com
Acquired by Monsanto in 1998 . US company mainly selling soybeans. Produces Roundup Ready varieties. Main co-operative partnership is with Asgrow.
Monsanto Canada owns a major equity stake in First Line Seed.
An Indian cotton seed producer .
Holden’s Foundation Seeds
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 for US$1 billion . A maize genetics business that claims a third of the US seed corn market.
India's largest private seed company which enjoys 9% of India’s national seed market and has substantial market shares throughout South Asia.
Monsanto India owns 26% of Mahyco. There is a joint venture between Monsanto and Mahyco (50/50) called Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (MMB). This company is
attempting to commercially launch Bollgard cotton in India.
Acquired in 1996 . The largest soybean suppliers in Brazil.
Plant Breeding International Cambridge Limited
A UK based plant breeding and research institute originally publicly owned and then owned by Unilever prior to its purchase by Monsanto in 1998 .
Owns a vast collection of grass species and varieties, with numerous breeding programmes including potatoes, barley, winter wheat and oil seed rape.
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 . A Brazilian seed company with a 30% share in the Brazilian maize seed market.
Renessen LLC www.renessen.com
A 50/50 joint venture between Monsanto and Cargill  to manufacture and distribute second generation ‘functional food’ GM crops. The venture
with Cargill bringing together Cargill's global marketing, processing and risk management empire and Monsanto's expertise in developing GM crops.
Renessen LLC will initially develop and market GM products for the grain processing and animal feed markets, including GM maize, soybeans and wheat
products with altered nutritional properties for use in animal feed. Other GM products in the pipeline are oil seeds and wheat varieties with altered
An international grain dealer and food processor. Monsanto made agreements with them in June 1999 to segregate and ship GM grain to countries which
will accept these crops. This was set up in response to the anti-GM political situation in the EU.
Monsanto has two GM forestry projects. (information from Feeding the Hungry Transnationals)
Announced in 1999 this $60million R&D project over 5 years is with the US based companies - International Paper www.internationalpaper.com, Westvaco
www.westvaco.com Fletcher Challenge Forests www.fcf.co.nz and Genesis Research and Development. Focusing on eucalyptus, poplar, pine and sweetgum
species the venture hopes to develop traits such as herbicide tolerance, higher growth rates and a more uniform fibre quality. All these developments
mainly focus around the paper industry.
Established in 1996 Monfori Nusantra is a venture being carried out with ForBio an Australian plant Biotechnology company. They are trialing fast
growing trees such as teak, acacia, mangium and eucalyptus, to be used in the pulp/paper industry. The trials are taking place in Indonesia.
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