Agriculture

Silver linings and steep fears over Monsanto-Bayer merger

Takeover could improve reputation of bio-tech companies in the agri-food industry, but could also shift costs to farmers and leave powerful intellectual property in the hands of few big businesses, experts say.

“I think its actually better for the entire industry to move forward on this deal. It would allow the industry to change its image a little bit,” said Prof. Charlebois, referring to the poor reputation Monsanto has for its role in Genetically Modified Organisms in the agriculture sector. Photograph courtesy of Waywuwei, Wikimedia Commons

By DENIS CALNAN

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 12:00 AM

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