After cornering GMO crop market with Monsanto takeover, Bayer turns its eyes to imitation ‘meat’ — RT Business News https://t.co/5rORdbIf3j— Adrian Holman (@ahol888) August 5, 2019
Bayer AG has announced that they are looking to branch out even further into the food market. After acquiring Monsanto last year, Bayer is now the top player in the genetic modified organism (GMO) game. However, complaints have been rendered against Monsanto due to GMO’s being resistant to glyphosate.
Glyphosate is one of the active ingredients in the weed killer known as Roundup. The crops are modified so that the herbicide does not destroy the crops. However, the glyphosate remains in the crops, such as rice, corn, and soybeans.
Glyphosate has been shown to cause cancer with over 18,000 cases being litigated in the USA and in Australia. Now, Bayer wants to use the same genetic technology with imitation meat. Meat alternatives like veggie burgers have been gaining traction over the past few years. Now, Bayer wants to use the GMO crops doused in glyphosate to make burgers, sausages, and ground beef. Monsanto, don’t touch my meat!