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on October 1, 2016 in World News

Bayer Buys Monsanto — More To This Merger Than Meets The Eye

By Janet Phelan The chemical giant Bayer has just purchased the agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto for $66 billion. This union is redolent of marriages between members of medieval royalty, accomplished not out of love but out of a desire to keep the goodies in the family while expanding the reach and control of the royals. And in this case, the real nature of the goodies requires special scrutiny. Monsanto is hardly an unknown quantity. The global company specializes in herbicides and genetically engineered seeds, most notably Roundup herbicide and the genetically modified Roundup Ready seed. The impact of Roundup...

By Janet Phelan The chemical giant Bayer has just purchased the agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto for $66 billion. This union is redolent of marriages between members of medieval royalty, accomplished not out of love but out of a desire...

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