Monsanto and syngenta are both considerably sized

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Monsanto and Syngenta are both considerably sized companies with Monsanto located in the United States and Syngenta based in Switzerland. A merger would require a great deal of time as the two firms are located in different continents, which not only implies different cultures but possibly values, ways of operation, and compliance to different regulations and laws. Syngenta has created a genuine reputation for themselves with their focus on sustainability and initiative to feed the nation by 2020. In this way, it is possible that consumers from both companies would differ from each other and Syngenta may lose consumers as a result of the mega-merger.
Application of Theory Oppose from an ethical standpoint Mergers are often more beneficial for the firms involved than the consumers of both firms. A merger between Monsanto and Syngenta would decrease the options available for high-quality agricultural products and seeds. This would force customers into buying highly-priced agricultural products and seeds. The merging of the two firms would lead to the incorporation of production methods from both companies. With Monsanto as a user of GMOs, which have a long list of known side effects and the long-term health implications are unknown (Hanzai, 2019), the products created could pose a threat to the health of consumers.
Resources Mega-mergers are Bad News, Say Specialists. The Land . Written by A. Marshall The global farm chemical industry is cluttered with mega-mergers and potential mega- mergers. Specialists in Europe argue that these mega-mergers are becoming far too big to provide farmers and consumers with their needs in a sustainable and equitable manner. Mega-mergers in the farming industry will drive costs up for farmers and in turn will increase costs for consumers. In 2015, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) predicted three mega-mergers in the industry; Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto, and ChemChina-Syngenta. If all three predicted mergers were to happen, the three firms would control over 60% of the global seed and pesticide markets; giving too much power and control to too few companies. It would become incredibly difficult for any other firms to entire the industry and gain market share.
Resources Call in the Trustbusters. Time. Written by R. Foroohar During the buildup to mergers and acquisitions, companies almost always claim that the merger will lead to increased productivity, lower costs, and lower prices for consumers. However, she argues, with mega-mergers typically comes monopoly power. Companies then have increased control over the industry and end up charging more to suppliers, vendors, and consumers. Our present antitrust system fails to preserve markets. The 1980s and 1990s were an era of “bigger is better”. There was little push from Democrats to enforce antitrust laws preventing companies from becoming too big and instead focused more on regulating them once they became big. Now, we have a marketplace filled with large companies that are not easy to

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