For Immediate Release
1 million+ Consumers Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger
New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers.
WASHINGTON - Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered today by farming, consumer and environmental groups to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the department to block the proposed merger of Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON). The signatures were delivered as two new reports revealed irreversible impacts from the merger on consumers and farmers.
"A merger between Bayer and Monsanto is a five-alarm threat to our food supply and to farmers around the world," explained Angus Wong, Campaign Manager with SumOfUs. "This new mega corporation would be the world's biggest seed maker and pesticide company, defying important antitrust protections, giving it unacceptable control over critical aspects of our food supply - undermining consumer choice and the freedom and stability of farmers worldwide."
Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is a national, non-profit public policy research and advocacy organization headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.