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.
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
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.