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Monsanto's long road to extinction

The company with legal and ethical problems has been bought by Bayer.

A protester in Bonn, Germany with a sign reading "Bayer + Monsanto = lethal wedding", registering her objection to German chemicals firm Bayer's acquisition of US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto.

THE name Monsanto is gone. The St Louis-based company was acquired by the German conglomerate Bayer on June 7.

It will be known as Bayer, which will retain the brand names of the original Monsanto products, but Bayer also inherits an entire briefcase of legal and ethical challenges, both...

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