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Monsanto runs it's own 'cartel' in India, pushes poisonous GMOs onto innocent victims


(NaturalNews) Following months of negotiations and several offers, Germany-based Bayer finally managed to purchase Monsanto – one of the world's largest seed giants – on Wednesday, for a whopping $66 billion. The merger is the largest all-cash deal on record, reports Reuters.

"The $128-a-share deal, up from Bayer's previous offer of $127.50 a share, has emerged as the signature deal in a consolidation race that has roiled the agribusiness sector in recent years, due to shifting weather patterns, intense competition in grain exports and a souring global farm economy."

Investment experts say that the deal gives the companies an edge over their competition. But what the deal really does, is strengthen the stranglehold Monsanto and Bayer have over the agriculture industry, including the further monopolization of seeds, and ultimately of the world's food supply.

Monsanto-Bayer merger is the largest all-cash deal on record

As Eco Watch explains, the two companies have a long history together, both manufacturing "explosives and lethally poisonous gases using shared technologies" that were marketed to the U.S. and Germany during both world wars. The same war chemicals were purchased by both sides, with money borrowed from the same bank.

Monsanto, Dow Chemical and the Department of Defense were responsible for manufacturing Agent Orange – a potent mixture of chemical defoliants – during the Vietnam War. The chemical was used to destroy forest cover under which North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops hid. The program, called Operation Ranch Hand, deployed more than 19 million gallons of herbicides over 4.5 million acres of land in Vietnam between 1961 and 1972.

Agent Orange not only destroyed plants and vegetation, but humans too. The chemical is now believed to be responsible for causing serious health problems, birth defects, rashes, psychological issues and cancer among the Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers.

Agent Orange still responsible for birth defects and illness today

"Children are still being born with birth defects, adults have chronic illnesses and cancers, due to their exposure to MoBay's [Monsanto-Bayer] chemicals," reports Eco Watch.

"Monsanto and Bayer's cross-licensed Agent Orange resistance has also been cross-developed for decades. Wars were fought, lives lost, nations carved into holy lands — with artificial boundaries that suit colonization and resource grab — while Bayer and Monsanto sold chemicals as bombs and poisons and their brothers provided the loans to buy those bombs."

The new business relationship between Monsanto and Bayer gives the companies unlimited access to each other's resources, which include various herbicides and the technology used to develop them.

The newly merged companies, along with Dow Agro, DuPont Pioneer, Mahyco and Syngenta created an alliance to form the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), providing them stronger influence over the nation, which is highly dependent on GMO imports.

Monsanto and other agri-giants strengthen stranglehold on India

Together, they are able to assault and bully Indian farmers, while disregarding important environmental protection laws. Despite the name, the group does not produce seeds, but instead works to extend chemical and seed patents, even in nations where such patents are illegal, such as India, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

Second to the United States, India is Monsanto's largest market, with GM cotton seed sales earning the biotech giant a whopping $97 million last year. But Monsanto has faced resistance amid government proposals that would require it to share its technology with local seed companies.

"The company is also at loggerheads with India over how much it can charge for its genetically modified cotton seeds, costing it tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue every year," Reuters reported.

As a result, Monsanto recently withdrew its application to introduce its next generation of GM cotton seeds, Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology, leading to further financial losses.

But the merger between Monsanto and Bayer could worsen India's agricultural future.







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