Monsanto-Bayer mega-deal a nightmare for America?

Editor’s Note: Leah Douglas is a reporter and policy analyst with the Open Markets program at New America. She is the editor of Food & Power, a resource on consolidation in the food system. Follow her @leahjdouglas. The views expressed are her own.

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Monsanto, the world's largest seed seller, is the target of a takeover bid from Bayer

Leah Douglas: Deal would further concentrate power in already highly consolidated industry

CNN  — 

Bayer’s announcement that it intends to buy Monsanto, the world’s largest seed producer, shocked farmers and consumers alike. The deal could have a profound – and negative – effect.