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Monsanto has been active in the agrochemicals market in South Africa since 1968, with 19 registered herbicides. Glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup, has been offpatent in South Africa since 1990 and Monsanto has faced competition from a number of other producers of the chemical since then. Monsanto has maintained market dominance by obliging farmers using its Roundup Ready GM crops to use only Monsanto’s herbicides on the crops.
Bron: African Centre for Biosafety, april 2005: A PROFILE OF MONSANTO IN SOUTH AFRICA