What is your opinion on Monsanto AG?

I’ll give you a few pre-takeover headlines:

Handelsblatt 27.06.2012

There are good reasons why the producer of food, feed, seeds and chemical products is so upset: there are legitimate doubts about the health of his products.Monsanto is also lobbying, which is unparalleled. It’s supposed to make politics docile – and it works really well. By the way, also in Germany, where one ostensibly resists genetic engineering.


Wikipedia January 14, 2013

Roundup: A comprehensive poisoning campaign


FAZ-t-t17.10.2013-16:01

And then God created Monsanto.Monsanto has delivered many beautiful and terrible stories. They deal with corruption and common patent lawsuits, purchased studies and uncanny networks of the seed company into politics and science.


Reuters News

Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer: World Health Organization


TIME May 23, 2016

What does Bayer want with Monsanto?Monsanto has been heavily criticized for the glyphosate debate. And it is precisely this US company that Bayer wants to buy? Analysts wonder how the two fit together.


Daily Show 19.05.2016 20:06:

S eit 1901 manufactures Monsanto chemical products for agriculture.Today, the company has 21,000 employees and many more enemies. They accuse Monsanto of endangering ecosystems with its genetically modified seeds and glyphosate for consumer health.


Mirror Online Friday, May 13, 2016

The contaminated company.Bayer and BASF are considering the purchase of Monsanto, it said. Not a good idea. The world’s largest producer of genetically modified seeds would be an incalculable risk for the Germans.


Did the Bayer board and its advisers not want to read this; The acquisition was made as of June 4, 2018, following an offer of September 6, 2016 at a price per share of USD 127.50 .

Monsanto was a publicly traded, independent company until its acquisition by Bayer.A company with a dubious reputation and an even worse image. But that did not stop Werner Baumann, who had been on the executive chair at Bayer headquarters in Leverkusen for three years, from buying the dirt finches from St. Louis.For the proud price of 59 billion euros. Today, Bayer is worth less than 54 billion euros on the stock market. In fact, the number of lawsuits against Monsanto’s top-selling Roundup, which has the main active ingredient, glyphosate, has risen to 13,400 by the deadline of April 11.

And now:

https://www.handelsblatt.com – Company – Industry

Bayer is cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide.At the beginning of next year, it will be clarified at which locations the employees will be saved.

Total remuneration for the Executive Board activities in 2018 amounted to EUR 24.509 million.Of this amount, EUR 8.212 million was attributable to non-performance components and EUR 16.297 million to performance-related components of remuneration.The service expenses of the pension commitments amounted to EUR 2.745 million.

This is really a SUCCESS

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