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Bayer and Monsanto just filed their $66bn merger for approval -- edging closer and closer to a monopoly over our entire global food supply.

And we have just 23 days to stop it.

European regulators are deciding whether to approve it right now and at this crucial time we need the support from SumOfUs members like you.

If this merger goes through, Bayer and Monsanto will have an all-consuming monopoly: we could soon see cranked up prices on farmers, which will make food a hell of a lot more expensive for people like you and me.

We plan to pull out all the stops to fight this corporate control of our food supply -- we’ll run ads, stage grassroots protests, conduct opinion polls, and much more to build enormous amounts of pressure so regulators don’t pass this dangerous merger.

SumOfUs was created for moments like this: to make sure that people and planet come above corporate profit. And we need you in this fight with us.

Please chip in now to stop the merger from hell?

If the Bayer-Monsanto merger goes through, we're facing more bee-killing neonics in our fields, more toxic glyphosate on our plates, and more corporate control of our food supply.

But this merger is far from inevitable -- and we're already gaining traction in our fight to stop it. We hired the world's top lawyers to analyze the merger, gaining coverage in influential outlets like Bloomberg and Financial Times. We've waged offline protests to raise visibility. And we've gotten stars like Mark Ruffalo to help us spread the word.

Now that Bayer has filed its papers with the European Union, we can use a whole new of set of tactics to put pressure on regulators to do the right thing. We can lobby the EU directly, plus run ads, take opinion polls, and launch grassroots demonstrations.

We've defeated mergers like this before -- like when Comcast tried to take over Time Warner. But we must act quickly and strategically.

Please chip in now to help convince the European Union to reject Bayer-Monsanto?

Thanks for all that you do,

Anne, and the team at SumOfUs


More Information:

Why Bayer's massive deal to buy Monsanto is so worrisome, Vox, September 15, 2016

Bayer files for Monsanto takeover approval with EU regulators, Reuters, June 30, 2017