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Canada’s Decision to Allow Monsanto’s Mega-Merger with Bayer Worries Farmers, Environmental Groups

Ottawa – Canada’s Competition Bureau has approved a merger between seed and pesticide companies Bayer and Monsanto, creating the largest seed and pesticide company in the world. “This is an unprecedented level of corporate control over seeds and pesticides,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian…

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The Approved Monsanto-Bayer Merger Could Spell Disaster for a Budding Cannabis Industry

By Phillip Schneider After selling off enough assets to win anti-trust approval, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved a mega-merger between Monsanto and Bayer, two of the world’s leading chemical/biotech companies. Although polling has shown that over 90 percent of farmers are concerned about…

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Merger From Hell Approved by DOJ, Warnings of Agrichemical Chokehold on Food System

By Andrea Germanos Watchdog groups sounded alarms on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the proposed mega-merger of Bayer and Monsanto has cleared its final regulatory hurdle in the United States. The reported approval from the Justice Department came “after the companies pledged to sell off additional…

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Alarm Sounds After EU Regulators Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell

By Jessica Corbett After weeks of speculation, chemical giant Bayer and biotech behemoth Monsanto have cleared a significant regulatory hurdle in their bid to consolidate into one company through a multibillion-dollar deal that critics are calling the “merger from Hell.” “The coming together of these two is a…

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Germany to Ban Glyphosate Herbicides in Shock to Monsanto-Bayer Merger

By Sustainable Pulse In a shock announcement Friday [Jan 12], Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed on a blueprint for formal grand coalition negotiations, which includes a complete ban on glyphosate herbicides. Details of the suggested ban are…

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325 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Big Ag Mega-Mergers, Incentives

By Deirdre Fulton Big Ag could score some big wins under newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, roughly 325 food and farm groups warned on Monday, urging Sessions to reject agricultural mega-mergers that would put corporate interests above public health, small farmers, and the environment. In…

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Ante Upped on Bayer Monsanto Merger – Billions on the Table

By Brandon Turbeville The possibility of a merger between German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG and multinational seed and pesticide corporation Monsanto Co. has just increased with the recent rounds of discussions between the two companies. Having been in discussion regarding Bayer’s potential purchase…

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Family Farm Action Alliance Releases Report to “Counter Big Ag’s Deception”

By Kenny Stancil In an effort to inform policymakers, advocates, and the public about the impacts of agrifood corporations on the U.S. food system and build support for transforming the nation’s agricultural practices, the Family Farm Action Alliance released a new report on Wednesday that details how…

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