Who knows what foolishness lurks in the heart of Wall Street. There is some history in failing US chemical companies. They tend to get "bought" after they have learned that the chemicals they sold are causing large health concerns, and there looks like huge bills will be coming in soon. A good example is Union Carbide and that little Indian event, where people remain sick, poor and dead. So, the game is to sell assets to some guy in Skunkville, OK, or at least the assets that have attracted the liability threat. Of course that guy has about ten dollars of net positive assets, and is not on the internet. So, Dow picks up the Union Carbide ownership, but not the liability. DuPont is smoking now, because of the C8 stuff, read Gore Tex, and the resulting dead frogs, etc. DuPont coined that wonderful slogan, "Better Living Through Chemistry", just to prove that irony is not dead. Dow, the inventor of Agent Orange, something the folks in Viet Nahm can tell you about, recently merged with DuPoint, of course, and one guesses lots of Dow's troublesome "assets" will be off loaded. So, what is up with Monsanto? Certainly the reality of Roundup is clear. Weeds are clever, as every gardener learns. Current weeds think Roundup tastes just fine. So, the big no cultivation claim is nonsense. One can get improved crop yields with Monsanto patented seeds, but only if you really dump considerable fertilizer and water on them. And there are rather sinister data emerging about other troublesome side effects with that Roundup product. One suspects that Bayer knows full well what they bought, and Wall Street knows some sure route of attach all liability issue to some guy in Portugal. It would be interesting to find how much Monsanto paid Bayer to get bought.