and protesting against the U.S. agriculture company Monsanto
attends a rally following a protest march attended
by approximately 30,000 people against the upcoming
G7 summit on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany.
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and most powerful agribusiness corporation,
which will try to force its genetically modified seeds
and toxic pesticides into our food and countryside."
That's how Friends of the Earth responded to the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer's announcement on Monday that it will ditch the name "Monsanto" after its merger with the globally reviled agrochemical giant is finalized later this week.
Food safety groups and environmentalists have argued Bayer and Monsanto's "merger from hell" - which won approval from President Donald Trump's Justice Department last week - will tighten the stranglehold a few powerful corporations have on the global agriculture market, endangering people and the planet.
After Bayer's $62.5 billion purchase of Monsanto is complete, the company will be named simply "Bayer..."