Mergers may be a great business decision, but they may not be great for society. If the European Union is not distracted by politics and anti-GMO activists – and if it's able to focus solely on the economic pros and cons of a merger – it is engaging in appropriate regulatory oversight. (But that's a big "if.")
Last week, the Vermont Senate approved a bill that would require labeling of all foods containing genetically-modified (GMO) ingredients. The bill is now going back to the House for their re-approval.