Breaking gas

It bugs me when news reports and pundit analysis display only a farmer and a tractor. Did Bush weasle biofuel incentives to help his friends on the farm?

Corporate control of key agrofuel feedstock

Top corporations

Corporate control

Maize merchants (US)

Cargill, ADM

Top 3 control over 80% of US maize exports

Maize seeds (US)

Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta

Monsanto controls 41% of global market

Sugar trade (Brazil)

Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, Cosan/Tereos/Sucden

Cargill is the largest shipper of raw sugar from Brazil

Palm oil trade (Global)

Wilmar, IOI, Synergy Drive, Cargill

60% of palm oil area in Malaysia is owned by corporations, only 9% is owned by individual landowners.

Soya trade (Global)

Bunge, ADM, Cargill, Dreyfus

3 companies control 80% of European crushing; 5 companies control 60% of Brazilian production

Soya seeds (global)

Monsanto, DuPont

Monsanto controls 25% of global market

At, they’re saying “Green agribusiness? Don’t be fuelled!”