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The DOJ Approves a Merger Between Bayer and Monsanto

The Department of Justice approved a merger between agrochemical giants, Bayer and Monsanto. The merger will leave only four companies controlling most of the seeds and agrochemicals. Six companies have controlled the seed, trait, and pesticide business since the 1990s: Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Dow, and DuPont. Those six companies grew mainly from acquiring small to medium size companies engaged…

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Monsanto gets its way in Congress, but consumer are pushing back

Congress Submits to Monsanto as Consumers Start Growing Their Own Food

By Ellen Henderson Monsanto’s website declares that the company could not exist without farmers. The public, however, is no longer buying the rhetoric the company has pushed since its founding in 1901. Monsanto has sued small family farmers, taken small dairy farmers to court, pushed cotton farmers into bankruptcy, and coerced taxpayers into funding their efforts to poison the world with…

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