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July 04, 2016

Stop the Bayer-Monsanto mega merger

type: Petition, Protest
by: Deniz Zehra Tavli

Almost everything you eat could be controlled by a single mega-corporation, if Bayer gets its way and buys Monsanto.

Once the deal goes ahead it could spell disaster for our food supply and farmers, ushering in a new era of sterile crops soaked in dangerous pesticides. If the deal is successful, it'll make the new corporation the biggest seed maker and pesticide company in the world - and it will have almost total control of the most important aspects of our food supply.

At the centre of Bayer and Monsanto's corporate agribusiness model is the indiscriminate, widespread use of pesticides linked to the massive global bee die-off.

Bayer depends on people to buy its medicine. And Bayer’s shareholders know we simply wouldn't trust the company anymore once it’s joined with Monsanto - its shares have already fallen a massive 12% since the takeover was announced. All of this is making Bayer’s shareholders nervous. If enough pressure is piled on now, the shares could fall even further and mobilise investors to demand Bayer pulls out of the deal.

Monsanto rejected the first offer from Bayer, but the negotiations are far from over. Once a merger like this goes through, Bayer and Monsanto will be even harder to stop - Act now to block the creation of this massive corporate food supply controler and bee-killer! Tell Bayer to stop its mega-merger with Monsanto!