A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger
Its been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say I doample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy couple themselves, to weigh in on the pros and cons.
Reactions poured in from all the usual suspects.
Groups like the Farmers Union, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and others didnt mince words when it came to condemning the deal. (Organic Consumers Association tagged it a Marriage Made in Hell back in May, pre-announcement, when the two mega-corporations were still doing their mating dance).
Predictably, the corporate heads of state last week promoted the proposed $66-billion deal as an altruistic plan to improve the lives of growers and people around the world. Last week, they told Senate Judiciary Committee members that the merger is needed to meet a rising food demand.
Is anyone out there still buying the line that Monsanto and Bayer are in the business of feeding the world? When the evidence says otherwise?
Even if that claim werent ludicrous, who thinks its a good idea to entrust the job of feeding the world to the likes of Bayer, a company thatas part of the I.