Indian farmers and environmental groups are in the country's capital New Delhi to protest genetically modified crops grown in India and the US company that sells the seeds, Monsanto. They want to take back control of their farming industry.
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."
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 firm Bayer's acquisition of US seeds company Monsanto, if approved, would create the world's largest agribusiness. But the deal has drawn criticism in India and sparked concerns among the nation's farmers.
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