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Thanks to a series of mergers and acquisitions over the last few years, four multinational agrochemical firms — Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and BASF — now control over 60 percent of global seed sales. The same seed companies also sell more than 60 percent of the pesticides. Not a bad business. The end has probably already begun. Today’s food culture is experiencing a tectonic shift as the rebellious stakeholders of our modern food movement — farmers, independent retailers, nutritionists, educators, chefs and ever-more-informed eaters — upend the marketplace.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/07/opinion/sunday/dan-barber-seed-companies.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage