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Bayer acquires GMO giant Monsanto for $66 billion

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German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has completed its takeover of American GMO company Monsanto. Shareholders have reportedly accepted $128 a share, making the deal worth $66 billion, including debt. The deal is the largest corporate takeover in almost two decades for a German company. The latest bid offered by Bayer is …

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Big Pharma giant Bayer seeks to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion

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German drugs and chemical giant Bayer has offered to pay $62 billion to buy American GMO giant Monsanto. Bayer’s takeover bid, made on Monday, values Monsanto shares at $122 apiece. The acquisition of Monsanto “would be a compelling opportunity to create a global agriculture leader, while reinforcing Bayer as a life …

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Monsanto to face trial at the Hague for crimes against humanity

Monsanto crimes against humanity

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are …

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Monsanto slashes 2,600 jobs, buys back $3b in shares

Hugh Grant Monsanto CEO

Monsanto, one of the world’s largest seed and agrichemical companies, said on Wednesday that it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations to cut costs in a slumping commodity market. The company, which said it expected low prices for agricultural products to squeeze results well into 2016, also reported a …

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Monsanto’s Roundup to be labeled as cancer causing

California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, …

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Monsanto kicked out of Greece and Latvia

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First Scotland and Germany booted GMOs from their countries, citing fear of GMO crops contaminating their food supplies and concern over putting their food and beverage industries in jeopardy. Now, Greece and Latvia are telling Monsanto exactly what they can do with their genetically modified crops. The tide is turning. A tipping point …

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‘Independent’ GMO researcher received $25K grant from Monsanto

Kevin Folta Monsanto GMO

In January of 2015, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Oakland organization U.S. Right to Know requested email records between academics, scientists, and representatives of Big Agriculture. The FOIA requests were sent to 14 scientists at four public universities, requesting information on communications and email records. The FOIA findings included …

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Monsanto funding a free ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers

Monsanto poison is killing you

Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.” The event includes a visit to an organic farm and Monsanto’s research lab. Twenty journalists will be selected as National Press Foundation …

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Neil Young to release new album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Neil Young The Monsanto Years

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities …

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