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What happens when one gigantic grotesque agricultural monster is eaten by an even bigger and more hideous agricultural monster? It's a spine-tingling story that involves tax aversion, gly-phosphates, surveillance technology, and a new era of "robo-farming."
"When a single corporation sells the seed, knows the prevalence of pests and sells the pesticide, knows the local soil conditions, then divvies up the fertilizer, predicts the weather at harvest and sells the crop insurance, the notion of cross-sector (and antitrust) begins to lose meaning."
Read the full report on a potential Monsanto-Syngenta merger by watchdog organization ETC.