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1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: GE focus undermines simpler, cheaper, more efficient fixes #MonsantoFail

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: GE focus undermines simpler, cheaper, more efficient fixes #MonsantoFail

Monsanto's focus on GE crops is marginalizing public breeding programs, like this North Carolina research station that tests soybean breeding lines for drought tolerance. (USDA photo) Dominating the Marketplace Despite the continuing achievements of publicly-funded breeding programs, these programs have been losing ground in recent decades, increasingly replaced by the private sector. And because of the concentration of the seed industry , in which a few companies control a large majority of the domestic soybean and corn seed markets, plant breeders at public universities and government agencies have many fewer opportunities to introduce their promising, low-cost varieties to farmers. (See chart below.) Companies like Monsanto introduce their engineered genes into most of the varieties of major crops that they sell. So fewer advanced varieties are developed that meet the n...

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