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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tell Obama's Antitrust Czar: Investigate Monsanto

Massive seed corporation Monsanto -- through acquisitions and cut-throat business practices -- has cornered 90% of the soy, 65% of the corn, and 70% of the cotton market, and has a rapidly growing presence in the fruit and vegetable market, all without government anti-trust officials raising an eyebrow. Monsanto recently announced a 42% price hike on its most popular genetically modified seeds. When in many areas of the country distributors carry nothing but these seeds, this sure looks like evidence of a monopolist abusing its market position.
President Obama's antitrust chief Christine Varney has promised rigorous enforcement of antitrust law with a special focus on the agricultural sector. She should start with Monsanto. Please sign this petition asking Varney to immediately open an investigation into Monsanto's abusive business practices.

Please sign the petition here, and take the time to forward http://tinyurl.com/NoMonsanto to your friends.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 7:00 PM

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