“It’s understandable for Bayer to try and avoid being associated with Monsanto’s negative image after an acquisition that cost billions of euros. Nevertheless, this doesn't change the issues
that come with this acquisition," Greenpeace's Ferrario continues. "The name associated with dangerous market power that is controlled by a small number of large companies doesn't make any difference to farmers, consumers or the environment who are affected by its negative impacts. It would be more important to radically change the commercial policies
of the new mega-company rather than hiding the Monsanto name
. It’s pretty hard to hope for such a change right now: what will probably happen is that the new seeds and pesticides
world leader will show its rising power
, continuing to disregard the development of sustainable solutions and have no interest in agriculture (which is less profitable), concentrating instead on seed patents, genetic engineering and pesticides, to recover the cost of the investment”.