A megamerger between two of the world’s biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to uniting with the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer—a consolidation that could spell disaster for farmers, pollinators, and affordable, healthy food. Here’s why the Monsanto-Bayer merger is a toxic relationship: One-Stop Shopping for Increased Pesticide Use When … Continue reading What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?
After being told by her doctor that genetically engineered (GE) food and pesticides could be responsible for her son’s food allergies, Ekaterina Yakovleva set out to investigate. Her quest for answers was captured by the Russian Times in the featured film, “The Peril on Your Plate: Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture.” The film shows Yakovleva … Continue reading The Peril on Your Plate: The Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture
It has been rumored for years that Monsanto plans to take over the cannabis industry with genetic engineering just as they’ve taken over the corn and soy industries. Although they have always denied having any intentions to do so, at this point it is unlikely that anybody really believes them. In contrast, many in the … Continue reading Genetically engineered Cannabis; How Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering their Take Over
The featured documentary, “Harvest of Greed,” investigates a number of the many issues brought about by the merger of Monsanto and Bayer AG. The merger was initially announced in May 2016, when Monsanto accepted Bayer’s $66 billion takeover offer — the largest all-cash buyout on record.1,2,3 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the merger … Continue reading Harvest of Greed; The Merger of Bayer and Monsanto