Above photo: From March Against Monsanto
Our environment and food system are in trouble. Bayer the Bee-Slayer and Monsanto the Butterfly-Killer made a deal to merge into one huge corporation. And there are two other Big Ag mega-mergers on deck: Dow and DuPont, and Syngenta and ChemChina.
These companies are poised to control even more of our food system. They’ll be able to fight even harder to protect their profits at the expense of pollinators and the planet — unless you stop them!
Monsanto already possesses a 97 percent share for soybean traits and a 75 percent share for corn traits. If Monsanto merges would Bayer, it would create the biggest seed and pesticide company in the world — giving it unprecedented control over our food supply.
We could have even MORE crops soaked in dangerous pesticides like bee-killing neonics or glyphosate — key drivers of bee and monarch declines.
Farmers, beekeepers, and people like you are speaking out against these deals. Thanks to you, we delivered more than 700,000 petitions to the Department of Justice urging them to reject the mergers. But we have an even better chance of stopping them if Congress speaks up too.
We can’t let Monsanto, Bayer and these other pesticide companies continue to wreak havoc on our environment and food supply. If these companies merge, they will have even more power and money to block our efforts and more influence over farmer choices and the food we feed our families.
The clock is ticking. These companies want these mergers to go through as quickly as possible. So we need to turn the pressure all the way up NOW and stop them from going through!