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In a world of rising demand and rising prices, it’s easy to overlook the power of one company that dominates the world.
The company that’s made $3.9 trillion in annual sales, the one that has been able to outcompete its peers and drive growth at such a blistering pace that it has the power to dictate the global economy.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in its power to set the global supply chain for almost everything a company produces.
And in the case of its biggest competitors, it wields a far greater influence over how the world runs than any other company on the planet.
In recent years, however, the power that these two companies have over the global food supply chain has been under scrutiny, and regulators are starting to think twice about their authority.
Read more about the world supply chain here: A peek at the world of the food companiesHere are the companies that dominate the world food supply chains and how they make billions each year.1.
KraftFoods that Monsanto controls, BASF controls, Dow controls, and Syng, BAS, and DuPont control a staggering amount of farmland.
Monsanto owns an incredible amount of land in the United States, and the company is responsible for producing nearly a third of the nation’s corn, soybeans, and cotton.
It’s also responsible for more than half of the corn planted on American farms, more than a third for soybeans and more than 20 percent for cotton.
That’s not to mention its control of almost all the soybean fields in the world, which makes it the world leader in this important crop.
The food giant is also the world market leader in corn.
And yet, as the company has grown, its influence on food has become increasingly difficult to ignore.
In 2015, BASFOE (the world’s largest producer of chemical fertilizers) bought Monsanto for $13.7 billion.
By 2020, Monsanto controlled roughly one-third of the US corn and soybean production.
In 2020, BASFCO (the global chemical giant) bought Syngentech for $11.8 billion.
Monsanto’s global market share has increased since then, and by 2021, the two companies had combined a total of nearly 1.6 billion acres of land.2.
Dow and BASFIn the last decade, the world has become a much more crowded place, and as the supply chains of most of the major food-producing nations have been disrupted, the global market for seeds and seeds technologies has grown.
This has led to growing concerns about the potential impact of GMOs on the global seed market.
In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that identified three potential threats to the global crop and food supply system.
First, the FDA found that GMO seed could have the potential to significantly affect food prices.
Second, the potential for the use of GMO seed in food production could lead to food shortages in regions where there are shortages of food, which could result in massive food price spikes.
And third, the use and spread of GMO seeds could pose a threat to food safety.
This led the FDA to warn that GMOs could be a threat “to human health and well-being,” “to food security,” and “to the environment.”
In other words, a company could be responsible for nearly one-fifth of the global corn, and it could potentially be responsible to nearly a quarter of the soybeans grown in the US.
In the case, of course, of the third threat, the report also said that it could pose “a substantial risk to human health” and “potentially a significant risk to food security.”
Monsanto and its competitors have responded to the growing concern about the impact of their GMOs by taking aggressive measures to control seeds.
The companies have tried to limit the use, importation, and distribution of seeds they have purchased from seed companies.
They have also worked to undermine any potential competition between their own seeds and those of their rivals.
However, the companies are not the only ones trying to control the seed supply chain.
Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, and BASFCOP have also tried to control their competitors.
For instance, in 2013, BASCO and BASFAO (another two of the three GMO seed giants) purchased Syngencex (the biggest seed supplier in the U.S.), which was then trying to expand its seed business.
Synecex’s CEO, Jonathan Menges, claimed that the purchase would create a new and more competitive seed supply network for the U,S.
But it was clear that the acquisition was just one of many efforts to make sure that Syngente had the ability to control both the seeds and the supply chain