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Monsanto-Bayer merger will control over 60% of world’s seeds

by Futures Centre, Jul 4
1 minute read

The world’s largest seed company Monsanto and the second largest pesticide company Bayer are set to merge into one conglomerate, which will control over 60% of the world’s seeds.

GMO crops

Proponents of big agro-business mergers such as these argue that they can be important in creating food security and alleviating world poverty. Critics, on the other hand, warn of loss of agricultural biodiversity through intensive genetic modification and of the threat to livelihoods and independence smaller farmers.  

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  • Topic: Agriculture
  • Other Tags: Farming
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