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Bayer is buying Monsanto

 
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Beeblebrox
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Bayer is buying Monsanto Reply with quote

Subject line says it all really.

The deal has not been approved by regulators yet but it looks likely it will happen.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I heard that on the news..... just when you thought the whole agrochemical business couldn't get any bigger and scarier!
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