Monsanto completes acquisition of The Climate Corporation

Monsanto announced this week that it has acquired The Climate Corporation. Here’s Monsanto’s press release.

Both of these companies are based in the United States but operate worldwide. Monsanto is about seeds, traits (genes and characteristics) and herbicides (weedkillers). You could follow this link to read how Monsanto says that it’s a ‘sustainable agriculture company’.

The Climate Corporation is about insurance. You could follow this link to read how the Climate Corporation ‘aims to help farmers around the world protect and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software and insurance products.’ You could follow this link to read how the Climate Corporation sells ‘Total Weather Insurance’ to farmers growing corn (maize, Zea mays), soybeans (Glycine max) and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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3 Responses to Monsanto completes acquisition of The Climate Corporation

  1. Another sign that we are moving to a world food system controlled by a handful of corporations (if we are not at that point already!).

  2. Pingback: USDA to Confiscate 4 Year Old’s Illegal Veggie Farm | THE SCARECROW

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