World Uprising Against Monsanto

 

92 Kids Poisoned at Elementary School in Peru After Being Exposed to Glyphosate

By On May 21, 2016

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Is the weedkiller glyphosate really a probable human carcinogen as stated by the World Health Organization and several other organizations?

That’s the question that has been debated in Europe for several months, a question that our own EPA has put off answering for a long time in its own right.

But out in the fields and on the farms, the evidence is clear: people are suffering from being exposed to the chemical, as a recent case in Peru demonstrates.

As shared by the activists of www.MauiGMOMoratoriumNews.org, several kids in Peru recently because extremely ill after being exposed to the chemical, which is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup products.

From the article:

On Tuesday, nearly 100 people at an elementary school in Northern Peru were made violently ill when a plane fumigating nearby fields released weed-killer.

Reports stated that 92 school children and 3 teachers were exposed to the dangerous herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in US biotech giant Monsanto’s best-selling product, Roundup.

Read More: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/92-kids-poisoned-at-an-elementary-school-in-peru-after-being-exposed-to-glyphosate/

 

While there is speculation that the Leverkusen-headquartered company, famous for patenting aspirin, lacks the financial might necessary for a takeover, market analysts have repeatedly suggested that if the bid goes through, Bayer will drop the increasingly toxic Monsanto brand, as it swallows up the company.

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/343929-monsanto-bayer-march-gmo/

 

Protesters in Canada, elsewhere march against Monsanto, GMO foods

CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
Thousands across Canada joined others around the world at rallies to decry agricultural giant Monsanto, a company protesters claim behaves unethically in its development and implementation of pesticides and genetically modified foods.

“Millions Against Monsanto” protesters in Toronto also denounced the recent approval of genetically modified salmon in Canadian markets.

“Salmon was approved despite tens of thousands of people standing up in this country and in the U.S. saying that they don’t want it,” said Jodi Koberinski, part of the activist group Beyond Pesticides Canada.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/protesters-in-canada-elsewhere-march-against-monsanto-gmo-foods-1.2912469

 

LIVE: Thousands plan to march against Monsanto in Paris

 

March Against Monsanto Events 2016

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Bayer Could Pay $63 Billion To Acquire Monsanto

Bayer Could Pay $63 Billion To Acquire Monsanto

Now that Bayer AG’s proposal to buy Monsanto Co. has become public, analysts tracking the situation said on Friday that the transaction could be worth as much as $63 billion. The takeover deal, if it goes through, would create the world’s largest supplier of crop seeds and pesticides that could boast $67 billion in annual sales.

So far, neither side has disclosed details about the terms or structure of the purchase. It’s unclear whether Monsanto is being receptive to the deal, which analysts project could result in an offer of $120-$150 a share for the company. Monsanto’s investors would profit handsomely from such an offer, which would represent a premium of 66 percent on the St. Louis-based seed company’s May 11 closing price. If successful, Bayer’s purchase of Monsanto would be the largest ever takeover by a German company. Speculators are wondering how Bayer would afford such a huge purchase, and that concern sent its stock plunging seven percent on Thursday.

“Monsanto will not come cheap and may not be the best option for Bayer shareholders,” Alistair Campbell, an analyst at Berenberg in London, said in a note to clients quoted by Bloomberg. “We cannot see how Bayer can do this deal without a significant equity component.”

Top Bayer investor says ‘furious’ at company over Monsanto bid https://t.co/cU9Hd1kbp5 pic.twitter.com/bybU1AXLgp

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 20, 2016

Monsanto’s board of directors is reportedly reviewing the unsolicited, non-binding proposal for acquisition, though the company said there was no assurance the deal would go through. Bayer executives reportedly met with the Monsanto leadership to discuss the acquisition plan, saying a takeover would “create a leading integrated agriculture business,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Bayer supervisory board member Reiner Hoffmann added that Monsanto “is a complementary business. There will be synergies.”

Some questions remain as to whether regulators would bless such a huge takeover, which clouds judgement of whether Monsanto would be interested in such a deal. The agricultural sector is currently under heavy economic pressure after three years of falling prices. The income of farmers in the U.S. is at its lowest level in over a decade, and Monsanto itself has been forced to slash prices, de-fund research, and lower its profit forecast. It also plans to eliminate 16 percent of its staff. The Journal reported that the merger would result in a huge company with a wide range of products.

“Folding Monsanto’s world-leading seed franchise and its trademark Roundup herbicide business into Bayer would create a company that could market products ranging from Aspirin pain-relief pills to crop genetics that enable plants to withstand bugs and weedkillers. The combination would sell about 28% of the world’s pesticides and about 36% of U.S. corn seeds and 28% of soybean seeds, according to Morgan Stanley estimates.”

Monsanto to be bought out by Bayer Pharma https://t.co/Z4J7focui1 pic.twitter.com/GWioUnPgZv

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) May 20, 2016

Monsanto is currently the world’s largest seed company in terms of sales, with $15 billion in seed

Source:: The Inquisitr – News

 

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