German chemicals giant Bayer is launching a takeover bid for US rival Monsanto, the world's largest seed company.
Pharma giant Bayer will sell some assets to its German rival BASF to gain regulatory approval for its takeover of US firm Monsanto, and create a company that will control more than a quarter of the world seed's market.
The European Union is deciding about the future of glyphosate — a controversial herbicide that may be linked with cancer. DW offers an overview on the most important points of the debate.
Amid vocal street protests from environmentalists, chief executive Werner Baumann has described the multi-billion-dollar takeover of Monsanto as a perfect fit despite the US chemical giant's "challenging image."
The EU Commission has announced it's opened an in-depth investigation into the mega takeover of Monsanto by Germany’s Bayer. Brussels said competition concerns had not been addressed sufficiently.
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