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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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Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions

By Justin Gardner A large-scale study on neonicotinoid pesticides is adding to the growing body of evidence that these agricultural chemicals are indeed harming bee populations. Carried out at 33 sites in the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary, the study found that exposure to neonicotinoids…

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Groups Warn of Corporations Promoting GMO Products in Schools This March

By CBAN Friday, March 3, 2017. Charlottetown – Today, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Kids Right to Know, the Council of Canadians and Earth Action PEI are alerting teachers and students about corporate public relations inside “Agriculture in the Classroom” activities, in particular a webinar on…

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Parents Target Bayer Laxative for Causing Psychiatric Breakdowns in Children

By Brandon Turbeville A study being conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is looking into claims made by parents that their children developed “neuropsychiatric problems” after consuming the over the counter laxative MiraLAX. Parents have reported that their children became angry, aggressive and paranoid…

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Bayer Forced to Stop Advertising That Neonics Give Plants “A Daily Vitamin”

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Despite the public ire growing against monolithic chemcial corporations like Bayer; the chemical and seed companies are merging to become an even bigger force of contention for consumers and the eco-system at large. Bayer and Monsanto recently “got married” and one…

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