Amstein Agricultural is a bio-technology firm that specializes in engineering proteins to enhance crop growth. They have also developed crops that create their own natural insect repellents that reduce the need for pesticides.
Amstein was once poised to be counted among the mega-corporations with its release of insect proof crops. However, Petrochem, a leading manufacturer of pesticides attempted a hostile take over to prevent the crops from going into production. Amstein Agricultural survived takeover intact and independent. However, their resources and assets were devastated to the point that they almost went under. They have been on the slow road to recovery ever since.