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SOMO, together with a group of 194 civil society organisations, signed an open letter to the European Commission to reject the impending mergers of the world’s biggest agrochemical and seed companies.

In an already concentrated market, the world’s largest agri-business companies are proposing mergers – of Dow Chemical withDuPont, Monsanto with Bayer AG, and Syngenta with ChemChina. These mergers would exacerbate the problems caused byindustrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and foodsecurity.