Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised to break up big agricultural businesses to end their “stranglehold” over farmers and mount an antitrust challenge to reverse the merger of Bayer AG with seed and biotechnology company Monsanto.
Corporate consolidation in agriculture is “leaving family farmers with fewer choices, thinner margins, and less independence,” Warren wrote in a Medium posting announcing her plan on [March 27].
This policy roll-out follows a pattern for Warren as she tries to distinguish herself in a crowded field of Democratic candidates by offering the most robust, progressive policy proposals. Warren, who made her first foray into politics as an advocate for consumer financial protection following the 2008 banking crisis, also proposed an “ultra-millionaire” tax and tighter regulations for large technology companies.
Warren said the Bayer-Monsanto merger, approved by the Trump Justice Department….“never should have happened” and vowed if elected to appoint “trustbusters” who would reverse that merger, along with others she said are anti-competitive….
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