Cornucopia’s Take: Monsanto’s GMO seeds and Bayer’s pesticides have already come together in joint projects. The companies’ merger can only mean more toxic products with perhaps better PR.


Monsanto-Bayer: The Year of Merging Dangerously
Truthout
by Maryam Henein

Source: Liz West

The Big Ag tech giants Monsanto — maker of Agent Orange, genetically modified seeds and weed-whacking chemicals — and Bayer — famed for manufacturing poison gas for  Nazi concentration camp use, heroin, baby aspirin and systemic pesticides — are merging. Food security advocates, consumers and non-zombies worldwide are deeply concerned.

CNN Money declared the Monsanto-Bayer merger “the year’s biggest takeover.” Symbolically, it’s the merger of the century. At $66 billion, it’s also the biggest cash transaction on record.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders describes the mega-deal as “a threat to all Americans.”

“These mergers boost the profits of huge corporations and leave Americans paying even higher prices,” he said.

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