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    Default A List Of Some Seed Companies Owned By Monsanto

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    December 26 2012

    As of 2005, Monsanto owns Seminis. 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.
    In large part, these numbers reflect usage of Seminis varieties within large industrial production geared towards supermarkets, but Seminis seeds are also widely used by regional conventional and organic farmers as well as market and home gardeners. Johnny’s, Territorial, Fedco, Nichol’s, Rupp, Osborne, Snow, and Stokes are among the dozens of commercial and garden seed catalogs that carry the more than 3,500 varieties that comprise Seminis’ offerings. This includes dozens of All-American Selections and an increasing number of varieties licensed to third parties for certified organic seed production.


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    Default Re: A List Of Some Seed Companies Owned By Monsanto

    This list may be a bit more up-to-date than the one in our database (http://www.hawkeshealth.net/communit...ead.php?t=9375) but the first paragraph is misleading. I know that Johnny's, Territorial and Fedco do not, to the best of my knowledge, carry GM seeds. They do include new additions to the Safe Seeds list.
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    Default Re: A List Of Some Seed Companies Owned By Monsanto

    TX doesn't appear on the list, but good seed is sold at many stores along with Whole Foods Market.

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    Default Re: A List Of Some Seed Companies Owned By Monsanto

    Islander, the fact that they are owned by Monsanto doesn't necessarily mean they are GM. Doesn't actually say they are - unless I read it too fast and missed something?

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    Default Re: A List Of Some Seed Companies Owned By Monsanto

    That's correct. If you scroll through the article, you'll see that many many companies have taken the Safe Seeds pledge. In fact Fedco, the only company I deal with, had to back-order my field corn seed because the first batch they tested was contaminated.
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