For Immediate Release
Darcey Rakestraw, 202-683-2467; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dow/Dupont Merger Must Be Blocked
Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
WASHINGTON - "Just a handful of large chemical companies including Dow and DuPont already control most of the seed supply used to grow crops like corn and soybeans, as well as the herbicides that genetically engineered seeds are designed to be grown with. Any merger that consolidates this market into fewer hands will give farmers fewer choices and put them at even more economic disadvantage. And it will make it harder for agriculture to get off the GMO-chemical treadmill that just keeps increasing in speed. The Department of Justice needs to block this merger to prevent the further corporate control of the basic building blocks of the food supply."
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