Join with Avaaz to block Monsanto’s monster merger
Two giant companies, Bayer and Monsanto, have agreed to a $66 billion merger to create one of the world’s largest agrichemical companies. There is fierce opposition in Europe to Monsanto’s use of genetically modified crops and its potent herbicide, Roundup, and the group Friends of the Earth have labelled the merger a “marriage made in hell”. “This mega corporation will be doing its best to force damaging pesticides and GM seeds into our countryside,” Friends of the Earth campaigner Adrian Bebb said in a statement.
Monsanto poisons our food and fields. Bayer kills bees with pesticides. If they merge, they will be a $100 Billion mega-corporation, dominating our entire global food system.
Bayer and Monsanto are right now on a shopping spree for an army of lobbyists to steamroll the merger plan through US and EU regulators. It’ll take an even bigger people-powered lobby to stop them. That’s where Avaaz comes in. Avaaz has beaten both of these corporations before so they know how to do it: show massive public opposition through campaigns and polls, win over the regulators with powerful personal appeals, and have lawyers review every detail.
If 65,000 of us donate the price of a drink or a meal in the next 24 hours, we can launch this effort. Chip in to end this monster marriage before it begins.
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How you can help
Support Avaaz, donate now, or send your message to stop the merger of Bayer and Monsanto.
“As citizens from around the world concerned about our food and farming, we call on you to block the merger between Monsanto and Bayer. This merger is anticompetitive, is not in the public interest and will not serve the public good. Your action now can protect our food, our farming, our ecosystems and our health.”