Bayer proudly acquired Monsanto for $57B $66B. B means Billion.
To anyone out there who doesn’t quite [care to] understand why this is terrible news:
It’s very much understandable that we don’t like politics and it is fair that we don’t want to waste energy and nerve on potentially bad, or irrelevant news. It’s also very natural that we do not really know by heart what is the difference between $66B and say $66M. Or remembering that one of them is 1000 times bigger than the other.
Three quick questions
1. Do you eat food sometimes? Any kind of food.
2. Do you think you will be alive in 10 years from now?
3. Do you NOT work for Bayer or Monsanto or hold shares in any of them?
If your answers are positive, then yesterday’s final approval of Bayer buying the unethical evil firm, Monsanto, will hurt you and your children PRETTY SOON.
It will certainly affect you negatively in 10 years from now. It will make you and your family afford less food, in a more polluted and wasteful environment. Even if you are not a farmer or you are completely outside the supply chain.
And it doesn’t matter where you live!
Should we care?
We may not care that such mergers inflate prices. We are confident that we will afford it, no matter what. Or that they are just playing with “money” which after all is a fake entity.
We may as well not care that they make farmers lose their jobs. Afterall it is inevitable. Right? (However, on its right time and after the RIGHT process!)
Mergers will control market in the future with their monopoly. Is that the biggest problem?
The problem is that they will feed us what they want, at any cost for our body or our environment. Well, they are not our enemies. They just don’t care! They are after one profit and your lif is the cost!
That’s how they will poison you in a long run and pollute your surroundings. No cinspiracy theory. It’s simpler than that.
Industry-sponsored research and monopoly of big money
I am not a naturalist actually! In fact am pro GMOs and some of its applications. And some of the sustainable biotechnological innovations the big firms come up with. But when it comes to research there are principles.
It is a problem when big firms hijack science to rush profit instead of letting it be where it belongs to help a sustainable development.
Technology should move forward humbly, and with cafreful considerations.
Not everything that can be made should be made!
Such mergers patent natural development and abuse their monopoly later. Even worse. they make unnatural and dangerous developments that will hurt us in a long run. They lie to you too. Look at the sugar scandal that just leaked out at the same time, after half a century.
We are in trouble already. We should – today and not tomorrow – rush anything that will reverse the mess that we have made with our planet, not to make it worse. The only thing we don’t need now is a $66B acquisition like this that will end our hopes.
So you may want to read about what happened yesterday, act upon it, share some petitions, or be prepared to act against the next evil merger.
These mergers borrow from your future to add value to someone else’s now.
It’s a big f*cking club and you AIN’T in it!
Let’s wake up.