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
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.
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.
German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has posted a decent jump in full-year earnings and revenues for 2016. The Leverkusen- based company also reported good progress in its planned takeover of Monsanto.
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