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Bayer says US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of key pro- or anti-pesticides figures in at least seven EU countries.
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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, the group said Monday.
France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides,though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate.
German chemicals firm Bayer says it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto.
German chemicals giant Bayer may launch a hostile takeover bid for US seed and pesticide maker Monsanto if its latest friendly offer falls through, a source said.
Bayer has secured about $63bn in financing for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto,a deal that would make it the world's top supplier of farm chemicals and seeds.
Bayer, whose $62bn takeover bid was rejected earlier by Monsanto, says it’s confident it can overcome the seed company’s concerns about the regulatory and financing risks.
Bayer has offered to acquire Monsanto in an unsolicited bid worth about $62bn (R670bn) to create the world’s biggest supplier of farm chemicals and genetically modified seeds.
A group of European NGOs have sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate.
A jury has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055bn to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancer.
A tomato farmer has joined thousands of people who are taking legal action against Monsanto for failing to warn users about the risks of using glyphosate.
A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban a herbicide that has drawn complaints from farmers across several US states.
The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, a merger in which chemicals and pharmaceuticals company Bayer intends to acquire seeds and biotechnology giant Monsanto.
German chemicals giant Bayer has agreed to buy the controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto for $66bn, in a deal that triggered immediate criticism from environmentalists.
US agricultural giant Monsanto says a raised takeover bid from Germany's Bayer was "insufficient," but that it remains open to talks to seal the transaction.
Credit rating agency Fitch has said it would likely downgrade Bayer if its goes ahead with plans to buy US agrochemicals firm Monsanto for $62bn.
Monsanto shares have closed 13% below Bayer’s all-cash offer amid concern that regulators may complicate the proposed $62bn takeover.
Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.
Monsanto will pay an $80m penalty to settle charges it misstated earnings by failing to accurately count rebate costs for a best-selling weed killer.
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