And today marks the beginning of the International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague. Organized by activists from across the world, the tribunal will include testimonies from dozens of victims of Monsanto on the environmental and health damage caused by the company. This comes as farmers in Germany are protesting the merger between Monsanto and pharmaceutical company Bayer, which has created the largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals in the world.
Georg Janssen: “The Bayer and Monsanto merger is a declaration of war to the farmers and the consumers. If there is a concentration in the seeds and pesticides sector, then there is a concentration of the entire consumer sector. The large agricultural companies want to get the entire food production under their control. We defend ourselves against it.”