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- Last Updated: Friday, 04 October 2019 12:36
Monsanto, for those of us who don’t care about such things, is the world’s largest agrochemical company. Was. They have been bought out by Bayer, a German chemical giant, in a surprising move. Why surprising? Because Monsanto is under fire for billions, possibly trillions of dollars in liability claims. Yet, Bayer bought Monsanto, problems and all. What makes this even more surprising, is that Monsanto was well on its way to fulfil their dream: owning the world’s food supply. Or, to put it in their words: “End world hunger and feed the world.” If that sentence sounds like it says the same thing twice, we forgive you. It takes a certain world-weary cynicism to see the two very different philosophies in that statement.