Reuters: Bayer Offers Vegetable Seeds Disposal to Clinch Monsanto Deal

Bayer plans to sell its global vegetable seeds business and allow BASF exclusive access to its digital farming data in an effort to address EU antitrust concerns over its $63.5 billion purchase of Monsanto, three people close to the matter said on Thursday and reported by Foo Yun Chee and Patricia Weiss on Reuters.com.

The German drug and crop chemicals maker submitted its offer last week after the European Commission said the deal could reduce competition in pesticides, seeds and plant traits such as herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.

Bayer clinched a deal in October last year to sell its seed and herbicide businesses to BASF for 5.9 billion euros ($7.2 billion).

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