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.
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.