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
In a near unanimous vote, shareholders at US agribusiness giant Monsanto have approved a merger with German company Bayer - a major step toward forming the world's biggest seed and pesticide producer.
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has reported strong earnings and sales for the third quarter on higher demand for prescription drugs. The company is finalizing the biggest merger ever undertaken by a German firm.
The German company is planning to increase its offer for a takeover of Monsanto, according to a new report. A merger of the two companies would raise alarm bells for those opposed to genetically modified (GM) products.
The German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has offered to sweeten its bid for its American rival Monsanto. A successful takeover would create a juggernaut in the genetically modified seeds and pesticides business.
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