I’m not a big fan of giant corporations. Upon hearing that, some may label me as being left-wing in my politics, which couldn’t be further from the truth because I don’t like big government, either. I just want you to be able to live your own life with your family without being put upon for the benefit of some bureaucrat, politician, or business executive who would rather that I pay for what they want than to actually earn their income by providing some benefit to me and my family
And that is exactly what my concern is with a major big business buyout. In case you haven’t heard, Giant pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer (yes, the makers of aspirin) is proposing to pay $66 billion to buy Monsanto, maker of pesticides, GMO seeds, and Agent Orange (along with Dow Chemical). So, a pharmaceutical company wants to buy a maker of seeds and poisons. What could go wrong?
For one thing, their influence on the market could be huge. Reuters reports,
“”If the deal closes, it will create a company commanding more than a quarter of the combined world market for seeds and pesticides in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.” (hat tip to here for the source)
Also, keep in mind that Bayer is an offshoot of Interessengemeinschaft Farben who made chemical weapons for Adolf Hitler.
Now, I’m not a conspiracy theorist about that aspect of their background. I don’t personally think that the U.N. is going to use this company to intentionally depopulate large amounts of our planet. Neither do I want to be blind about it and think that this company’s influence won’t have any effect upon my ability to buy heirloom seeds and other non-GMO foods. These are important issues to be wary about, especially in light of Monsanto’s tendencies to try to fight those who oppose them through the use of lawsuits and legislation and also in light of Bayer’s tasteless history.
It comes down to you taking responsibility for sourcing your own food because the ability to have safe, GMO-free, and pesticide-free food is threatened by the very idea of this huge buyout.
What do you think will happen if Bayer’s buyout of Monsanto goes through? Comment below.