farm in space

February 1988, Florida, USA --- Technicians examine plants as part of the Closed Ecological Life Support Systems project at the Kennedy Space Center. They are studying the feasibility of using plants to balance oxygen and CO2 on space flights. --- Image by © Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS
February 1988, Florida, USA — Technicians examine plants as part of the Closed Ecological Life Support Systems project at the Kennedy Space Center. They are studying the feasibility of using plants to balance oxygen and CO2 on space flights.

The World’s Top 10 Seed Companies

The World’s Top 10 Seed Companies

Company – 2007 Seed sales (US$ millions) % of global proprietary seed market
Monsanto (US) $4,964m 23%
DuPont (US) $3,300m 15%
Syngenta (Switzerland) $2,018m 9%
Groupe Limagrain (France) $1,226m 6%
Land O’ Lakes (US) $917m 4%
KWS AG (Germany) $702m 3%
Bayer Crop Science (Germany) $524m 2%
Sakata (Japan) $396m <2%
DLF-Trifolium (Denmark) $391m <2%
Takii (Japan) $347m <2%