Bayer forced to invest more in sustainable agriculture

over The next ten years, the chemist Bayer says it wants to invest 5 billion euros in research into new methods of weed control. Faced with increasingly hostile

Bayer forced to invest more in sustainable agriculture

over The next ten years, the chemist Bayer says it wants to invest 5 billion euros in research into new methods of weed control. Faced with increasingly hostile public opinion toward the plant protection products, glyphosate in the head, the German giant also sees harden the regulations in Europe. The Gaucho, one of its flagship products, who is accused of killing the bees, was banned last year after twenty years of debate.

Bayer is not the only one in this case. On may 29, the national Agency of sanitary security (Anses) has announced the withdrawal of the French market of 76 products fungicides based époxiconazole, marketed by the German chemist BASF. In November, she had banned the products of metam-sodium.

"Without the redemption of Monsanto, which gave us access to the digital world and to seeds, we could not conduct these searches"

Benedict Rabilloud, president of Bayer in France

All of this has a direct effect on the activity of Crop Science (agriculture) from Bayer: in France, turnover decreased to 447 million euros in 2018, against $ 529 million in 2017. The group must ...

Updated Date: 15 June 2019, 00:00

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