Biggest Monopolies In The World: Most Do Business In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva

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Monsanto

Monsanto is one of the corporate giants that is rarely seen but it actually touches everything that is consumed in the U.S. A biotech company, Monsanto has cornered the corn market with its weed killer and seeds. More than 80 percent of the corn that is grown in the U.S. is Monsanto trademarked. And given that corn is in absolutely everything including rubber, building materials, soaps, and nearly every piece of food imaginable, that’s a pretty big statistic. Monsanto received a lot of negative attention for its copyright clause that prevents farmers from re-using seeds, meaning they have to buy new ones each year, but it’s a big factor in why Monsanto got to be the size it has.