Bayer said a law firm it commissioned to investigate lists compiled by Monsanto of European journalists, politicians and researchers had found no evidence of illegal behavior.
French prosecutors in May opened an inquiry after newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint alleging Monsanto, which was bought by Bayer for $63 billion, had kept files of influential people in a bid to sway public opinion on its pesticides.
“ …. [W]e did not find evidence to support the French media’s allegations regarding the illegality of the stakeholder lists,” [Bayer said, quoting the report].
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