April 20, 2018

Monsanto-Bayer merger not healthy for earth

Friends of the Earth - Glyphosate -- a.k.a. Monsanto’s Roundup -- is the most-used pesticide in history. Usage jumped from only 11 million pounds in 1987 to nearly 300 million pounds today.

Monsanto is making huge profits off this highly toxic chemical. And now, Monsanto is trying to increase its power over our food system by merging with Bayer -- one of the largest producers of bee-killing neonicotinoids.

93% of farmers surveyed think this mega-merger is a bad idea. Over 1 million Americans have called on the Justice Department to stop it. But despite widespread opposition to the merger, the European Union approved it. And the Department of Justice recently followed suit.


BOB said...

Glyphosate is actually an herbicide, not a pesticide.

Anonymous said...

Glyphospate is toxic to both plants an animals. It's marketed as an herbicide, but Glyphospate is a biocide, and kills all living things with adequate exposure, except the GMOs that are patented to resist it.