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The EU has ordered an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger between chemical and seed giants Dow and DuPont, in response to fears the move will adversely affect farmers. Margrethe Vestager, the EU trade commissioner in charge of competition policy, said the livelihood of farmers depended on access to seeds and crop protection products at competitive prices. “We need to make sure that the proposed merger does not lead to higher prices or less innovation for these products,” she said. […]
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