GM food and small farmers

The best known in the development and promotion of genetically modified organisms Monsanto corporation is also known as Monsanto Seminis. Other powerful corporations include Dow (Dow-Pioneer), Syngenta, Aventis, Bayer and DuPont. Also important are Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Bunge companies because, although they have great role in the development of transgenic, these three corporations control the grain market in the United States and have much power in the international market regarding trade in GM grains (corn, rice, wheat, etc) and animal food available in the market.

In the United States, regulation of GM foods is the responsibility primarily of the government secretariat FDA (Food and Drug Administration), although other ministries such as EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) also participate in the regulation of transgenic organisms. These secretaries have received enough criticism for policies that seem to favor GM producing corporations at the expense of food security. Some people point out the conflict of interest that could result from the fact that those responsible for these ministries have connections with corporations like Monsanto.