Boycott Monsanto

Companies: Monsanto

In May 2007, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), with a membership of around 80,000, announced that it is launching a nationwide boycott of Monsanto to protest a proposed a $1.5 billion merger with Delta and Pine Co. that would reduce competition and crush small farmers. "[The merger] is going to give Monsanto a lock on three major commodities," says Dr. John W. Boyd, Jr., president and founder of the NBFA. "They already have corn and soybeans and now they're going to have control of cotton." The Justice Department still has to approve the merger.

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