Seminis, Inc. is founded by the merger of the vegetable division of Asgrow Seed Co. (owned by ELM), Petoseed Co. Inc. (owned by Geo J. Ball) and Royal Sluis (owned by Geo J. Ball). Savia SA. de C.V. (formerly known as Empresas la Moderna, S.A. or “ELM”) owns 60% of Seminis Inc. Geo J. Ball owns the other 40% of Seminis.