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US: Utahns urge Senator to oppose Bayer-Monsanto merger

 |  November 6, 2016

In a new letter organized by SumOfUs, an international consumer watchdog, more than 1000 Utahns are urging Senator Mike Lee to publicly oppose and help prevent a proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger.

The letter argues that the merger would be a nightmare for farmers giving the newly formed company a dangerous level of control over the global food supply. It would also violate antitrust merger review laws, enabling the new behemoth company to set prices and limit innovation.

Senator Lee, who is up for re-election this November, has previously spoken out against the deal, but SumOfUs members are calling on Lee, who is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, to go further and to urge the the Justice Department to oppose the deal.

Full Content: Utah Policy

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