A growing number of Americans are saying ‘NO’ to proposed mergers underway by multinational corporations – such as the one between Monsanto and Bayer. Industry consolidation and increased monopoly control lessens competition and works against the interests of both farmers and the people.
The US Dept of Justice needs to do its job and enforce Anit-Trust laws on the books. Jim
“‘The continuing consolidation of seed and pesticide companies essentially creates a monopoly of toxicity in control of the world’s seed market and food supply. These agrichemical giants threaten the availability and genetic diversity of seeds that are critical to a sustainable food system and to our ability to respond to the impacts of climate change,’ Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of Center for Food Safety, said Tuesday…
“‘I’m afraid this consolidation wave has become a tsunami,’ said Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as the hearing opened.”