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February 02, 2019 - Mother Jones

Big Farmers Use Climate-Resistant Seeds. Most Small Farmers Can’t Get Them.

Big Farmers Use Climate-Resistant Seeds. Most Small Farmers Can’t Get Them.
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This will be especially damaging for poorer countries.

For the past six years, the Dutch nonprofit Access to Seeds has been researching the $50 billion seed industry—companies like Monsanto-buyer Bayer, Syngenta, and Pioneer—to see if they are making the latest innovations available to small farmers. It released a report this week showing that the vast majority of the world’s farmers can’t get their hands on the same seeds that help wealthier farmers produce bountiful harvests.

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