Bayer makes official bid for Monsanto - Demonstrators Protest the G7
DW Business – Europe & Asia
At Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, environmentalists and politicians voiced discontent over the proposed takeover. Both companies have come under fire for substandard ethical and environmental practices.
Vocal protesters gathered on Bonn's United Nations plaza to protest the annual shareholders meeting of the German drugs juggernaut Bayer. The chemical manufacturer hopes to take over the US corporation Monsanto.
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."
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