This blog serves as a site for source material. I gather info regarding human intervention into the natural world and its effects on individuals and the planet. Most recently I am focusing on seeds and the chemical companies that are creating genetically modified versions. Vast acres of land are poisoned before these seeds are planted -seeds that contain a gene to not be ‘affected’ by the poison. Monsanto, Cargill and Dow are the largest companies in this arena. The plants such as soy, canola, corn and wheat become the main ingredients in foods we all consume.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Why are these CHEMICAL companiies CREATing seeds?


Maize AKA CORN, Sunflower, Oilseed Rape

Dow's IRP training- How to handle insect resistance :
Maybe this has something to do with the handleing of noxious chemicals since part Dow uses 1/2 the chemicals ingredients used in making napalm for insect resistance on their crops.

Monsanto- aka "Round UP" 

In addidtion to owning most of the seed companies that you can purchase just about anywhere they hold a large percentage of large scale crop seed supplies. Of course these crops dont grow viable seeds so you have to purchase new every year.

  • Alfalfa: Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa provides in-plant tolerance to Roundup® agricultural herbicide. Fewer weeds means it provides high-quality forage and hay.
  • Canola: Genuity offers the Roundup Ready® trait in both spring and winter canola. This trait is a tool for farmers to help manage weeds and increase yield potential, creating a win-win on their farm.
  • Corn: For farmers today, it’s all about getting the most yield out of every acre of corn, while using as few inputs as possible. Monsanto’s corn traits help farmers do this by providing cutting-edge technology that protects the plant’s yield.
  • Cotton: Today, cotton growers are benefiting from second-generation and stacked trait technologies, which provide more levels of protection. Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex represents Monsanto's newest wave of innovation with two second-generation traits stacked into one seed.
  • Sorghum: Sorghum is an efficient crop in the conversion of solar energy and more drought-tolerant than other crops such as corn and soybeans. Monsanto continues to research and develop new hybrids to fit growers’ needs.
  • Soybeans: Whether it’s a higher yielding soybean that provides a broad spectrum of weed control with the Roundup Ready® system or a soybean plant that helps reduce trans-fatty acids, Monsanto has a lot to offer soybean farmers.
  • Sugarbeets:  Fewer herbicide applications, increased yields and more sugar content all make Genuity Roundup Ready® sugarbeets attractive to many farmers.
  • Wheat: Since acquiring the WestBred brand in 2009, Monsanto has initiated an intensive effort to incorporate breakthrough breeding technologies – developed and deployed with notable success in other row crops – in wheat.

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We connect producers and users of grain, oilseeds and other agricultural commodities through origination, processing, marketing and distribution capabilities and services.

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Cargill. Grain and oilseeds.We operate on an integrated global basis to source, process, transport and distribute grain and oilseeds around the world. The main bulk products we handle are wheat, corn, oilseeds, barley and sorghum, as well as vegetable oils and meals. We have developed significant expertise in handling identity preserved and differentiated products that sustain their distinctiveness in overseas markets.
Because we charter more than 150 million metric tons of dry bulk tonnage, we have the logistical flexibility and opportunity to leverage efficiencies in the supply chain. We also work closely with Cargill's finance and risk management businesses to offer a range of financial and hedging products to the products and services offered.


We produce and market biodiesel and ethanol from a range of feedstocks for customers in Europe, Latin America and North America.


Cargill. Cotton.Cargill Sugar trades raw sugar in bulk, white sugar in bags or containers, and ethanol from offices located in Geneva, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Amsterdam. We originate sugar from the world’s leading sugar producing countries, including Brazil, where we co-own and operate two major sugar export terminals, handling bulk and bags.
We ship and distribute sugar to customers, industrials, distributors and end-users through offices in Egypt, India, China, Russia, Ukraine and other consuming countries worldwide.


Cargill. Cotton.Our Cargill Cotton business is present in every cotton producing and consuming region of the world through our merchandising, ginning and warehousing operations. In Africa, our gins give us access to some of the finest hand-picked cottons in the world. In the United States our warehousing capacity exceeds 500,000 bales, assuring our customers throughout the world of efficient and reliable shipments. And, we merchandise more than 5 million bales of cotton annually. Cargill Cotton’s reputation for quality, reliability, size and leadership is unsurpassed in the world cotton industry.

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