US seed and pesticide giant Monsanto dominates the Indian market. Farmers' families and activists there blame the company's practices for a wave of farmer suicides
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 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.
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."
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.
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