Monsanto, the US mega-firm known for genetically modified crops and glyphosate weedkillers, is often mired in scandal. (Photo: Felix Kindermann / Campact)


Bayer-Monsanto merger could harm EU food sector

Mega-mergers in the food and farming sector have become commonplace, but EU competition laws do little to help commissioners keep check on the impact this could have on the environment, public health, and food security.

"These companies are pushing at an open door," says Angela Wigger, an associate professor at the department of political science at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Wigger has studied the European Commission's record when it comes to merger proposals, and she...

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