Bayer, BASF, Dow AgroScience, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto, and Syngenta all sell GMO seed and associated products, including herbicides, as well as a range of non-GMO seed and products supporting agricultural production.
For decades, these corporations and their role in the development and use of GMOs have faced criticis, but they have continued to grow and expand — as has their presence in developing countries.
Engaging with developing countries requires support from seed businesses, industry organizations, civil society, governments, academics and researchers. And this involves working with local stakeholders in countries to obtain licenses and approvals for products on an individual, country-by-country basis.
As long as food insecurity exists and private sector investment is required to support investment in agricultural research and development, corporations such as Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta will continue to play an important role in the conversation surrounding GMO and food security.