Syngenta, who has their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, is the world’s largest producer of pesticides and the third largest seed corporation in the world. Syngenta currently holds 53% of the total turnover in the emerging markets (threshold countries).

Syngenta was formed on 13.11.2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. Since then Syngenta has taken over numerous smaller corporations. They currently employ over 28 000 people in 90 countries.

Syngenta’s pesticides have been linked to numerous health issues and severe environmental damages. The company promotes a highly industrialised agriculture based on genetically modified organisms, monopolisation of of seeds, and the patents on plants.

Syngenta News

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Brazil bans paraquat – Switzerland supports Syngenta’s behind-the-scenes lobbying
Press release, MultiWatch and Public Eye, 17.11.2017 Brazil has joined the list of States tha...
Protest at the last Syngenta General Assembly: Responsibility cannot be sold
Press release of Greenpeace and MultiWatch, 26.6.2017 Syngenta will remain Syngenta, was the ...
Open letter: Stop export of Paraquat produced by Syngenta and others in China!
Honourable Mr. Han Chang-fu, Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, We wel...