Bigger Isn’t Better: Bayer Takeover Is Bad for Farmers, Bees

| January 3, 2017

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Yesterday, NRDC sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to express its strong opposition to the creation of the largest seed and chemical corporation in the world—a new industrial goliath anticipated from the German chemical and pharmaceutical conglomerate, Bayer AG’s, proposed takeover of the U.S. agrochemical and biotechnology corporation, the Monsanto Company.

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