Chinese takeover of Syngenta fires up protestors

Activists protest against Syngenta's environmental record on Monday Keystone

Swiss activists from Greenpeace Basel and MultiWatch Basel have protested outside the general shareholders meeting of Basel-based agrochemical company Syngenta. 

This content was published on June 27, 2017 - 14:10,

They were protesting against the take-over of Syngenta by chemicals giant ChemChina. The $43 billion (CHF41.5 billion) deal was announced last year

According to MultiWatch, which exposes human rights violations of Swiss multinationals, “Syngenta’s pesticides have been linked to numerous health issues and severe environmental damages”.

On Tuesday, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang extolling the benefits of globalisation during the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” event in Dalian, China. 

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