Many thanks to Alice for this news- MONSANTO must be STOPPED!!! They
just bought up Pine Land- the company which has brought us "Terminator
Technology" which stops seeds from germinating, and forces the farmers to
buy from Monsanto. Anyone know their email address?
Actually who we need to be calling is Monsanto. Newest news is they
are in the process of acquiring Delta & Pine Land Co. They have
already bought Holden's Foundation Seeds Inc., a producer of
germplasm and inbreds -- or parent seeds -- used by retail seed
companies to create hybrid seeds, Corn States Hybrid Service Inc. and
Corn States International, which market Holden's products. So this
puts this renegade corporation holding the largest share of seeds in
the world! And now they will be the proud co-owner of this "patented"
technology to sterilize all seeds.
Course you'd never know it by their web site..."Monsanto: Food,
These guys are truly evil.
And other seed bad news: Seeds of Change, the world's largest
selection of organically grown seeds, was just bought my M & M Mars.
>Here's the story on Monsanto's acquisition of DeKalb Seed and Delta
>and Pine Land Company.
>Monsanto gets rest of Dekalb
>Will acquire remaining 60 percent of agricultural biotech firm for
>May 11, 1998: 11:40 a.m. ET
> NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Shares of Dekalb Genetics Corp. rocketed 25
> percent Monday after Monsanto Co. agreed to pay $2.5 billion for the
> 60 percent of the agricultural biotechnology firm it does not
> already own.
> Monsanto -- the St. Louis-based chemical giant responsible for such
> products as artificial sweetener NutraSweet -- will pay $100 apiece
> for the additional shares. Shares of Dekalb (DKB) soared 20-5/8 to
> 97-5/8 in early Monday trading as Monsanto's stock (MTC) rose 1-1/8
> to 54-5/8. Through licenses jointly owned with Monsanto, Dekalb --
> based in the Illinois town of the same name -- has grown into the
> nation's second-largest marketer of genetically altered seed corn.
> The Roberts family, which owns 56 percent of Dekalb's class A shares,
> has already signed on to the deal. Under the terms of the agreement,
> Monsanto has contracted to provide all 2,000 Dekalb workers with
> continued employment for at least one year after the close.
> Separately, Monsanto said Monday it will acquire cotton seed breeder
> and marketer Delta & Pine Land Co. in a stock swap valued at about $1
> billion. Monsanto said Delta & Pine Land shareholders will receive
> 0.8625 Monsanto shares for each Delta share owned. Monsanto already
> owns 4.7 percent of Delta's common shares. As of March 31, Delta &
> Pine had 38 million shares outstanding. Delta & Pine shares fell
> 4-9/16 to 48-3/16 in Monday morning trading.
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