2018-04-11 11:48:24

Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Mega Merger

Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Mega Merger from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.


GUEST: Jason Davidson, Food & Tech Campaign Associate with Friends of the Earth BACKGROUND: The German owned company Bayer AG has been in talks with Monsanto to acquire the controversial corporation worth more than $60 billion. And now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US Justice Department has given a green light to the mega-merger after being satisfied that its anti-trust concerns were met. More than a million Americans had expressed their opposition to the DOJ. The US approval comes just weeks after European governments cleared the merger. Environmental organizations are horrified that these two massive corporations will now be joining forces. A Friends of the Earth spokesperson explained that the Bayer-Monsanto merger, "will massively increase the power of major agrichemical companies that already have a stranglehold on our food system."

Bayer Europe Justice Department Merger Monsanto

Economy

The Thom Hartmann Program

Why Tax Cuts For the Rich Cuts The Wages Of The Working and Poor

Why Tax Cuts For the Rich Cuts The Wages Of The Working and Poor

FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

John Fetterman Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

John Fetterman Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Mustafa Santiago Ali Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

Mustafa Santiago Ali Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

The David Pakman Show

Florida Governor Hammered for Endangering Environment

Florida Governor Hammered for Endangering Environment

FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Deb Haaland Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

Deb Haaland Keynote - Netroots Nation 2018

FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Deb Haaland with Imara Jones - FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Deb Haaland with Imara Jones - FSTV at Netroots Nation 2018

Democracy Now!

Immigrants Seeking Shelter after Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE

Immigrants Seeking Shelter after Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE

Related

Rising Up With Sonali

Right Wing Media Vilify Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Right Wing Media Vilify Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Economic Update: Capitalism's Problems Provoke Opposition

Economic Update: Capitalism's Problems Provoke Opposition

Democracy Now!

How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical

How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 08/14/18

Democracy Now! 08/14/18