The outcome of the proposed Monsanto-Bayer merger in the U.S., Europe, and other competition jurisdictions will indelibly shape the future of competition in the agricultural biotechnology industry. AAI has advocated for vigorous antitrust enforcement in this sector for over a decade. Below is a selected compendium of AAI’s economic, legal, institutional, and policy analysis on mergers and other antitrust issues in agricultural biotechnology. They range across all areas of antitrust enforcement — mergers, exclusionary conduct, and agreements. This body of work highlights, among other key issues, the plight of farmers and consumers; innovation and the strong linkage between competition and intellectual property law; food security, and the competitive importance of farming data.
AAI, FWW, and NFU Say Monsanto-Bayer Merger Raises Competitive Concerns Over Traits-Seeds-Chemicals Platforms, Digital Farming, and Strategic Competitive Use of Farm Data
American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, and National Farmers Union Say Monsanto-Bayer Merger Puts Competition, Farmers, and Consumers at Risk
Moss on Mergers, Innovation, and Agricultural Biotechnology for Truth on the Market
AAI Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry
American Antitrust Institute, Food & Water Watch, and National Farmers Union Urge the U.S. Department of Justice to Challenge the Dow-DuPont Merger
Competition, Intellectual Property, and Transgenic Seed in a Possible Monsanto-Syngenta Deal
American Antitrust Institute Releases Addendum to White Paper on Transgenic Seed
American Antitrust Institute Says Competition in the Transgenic Seed Industry is Impaired by Monsanto
AAI Urges the Court to Reject DOJ's Settlement in the Merger of Cotton Giant Monsanto/Delta and Pine Land
AAI Calls Settlement in Merger of Monsanto and Delta and Pine Land a "Disappointing Development in Merger Enforcement"
Monsanto Acquisition of Delta and Pine Land White Paper