If Monsanto is Purchased by Bayer or BASF, What Are the Implications?



In March, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant stated that his global seed and trait company was going to focus on research and development instead of a agri-business mega merger. Even if that was his intent, the talk of a possible merger or acquisition didn’t go away for long. This week Reuters and Bloomberg have been aflutter with potential Monsanto acquisition rumours. What is different now is that Monsanto has moved from the purchaser to possibly being acquired by Bayer or BASF. So say it moves from the “internal discussion” stage to reality, what kind of impact would this have? What if Bayer…

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