Corporate Monopolies

Concentration in corporate power is the defining feature of today's global economy, with profound implications for livelihoods, well-being, the environment and human rights. ETC Group has long monitored the "Gene Giants" (who aggregate control over seeds, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genomics and food processing and retailing). Today many of the same large corporations are touting the use of new technologies - including genomics, nanotechnology and synthetic biology - to transform biomass into high-value products or to manufacture materials "from the bottom up." They are moving from being - 'gene giants' to 'biomass-ters' or even 'matter moguls.'

News and Reports about Corporate Monopolies

Texto en español disponible! 15 Oct 2018
Is the Industrial Food Chain Unravelling... or Rewinding? 15 Oct 2018
Mega-mergers and the concentration of power in the agri-food sector 22 Aug 2018
Civil society responds with call for a UN Treaty on Competition 20 Mar 2018
Monsanto-Bayer to dominate in Microbials and Big Data-Driven Precision Agriculture 20 Mar 2018
New report from ETC Group tells a shocking tale of two food systems 16 Oct 2017
The Peasant Food Web vs. the Industrial Food Chain 15 Oct 2017
Policymakers could still block the agribiz mergers; peasants and farmers will continue the fight for seeds and rights 15 Sep 2016