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The CSR Activity of Bayer AG

In 2018 Bayer closes acquisition deal with Monsanto

September 04th, 2018
Alexandra Diaconu, News from Berlin
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Bayer AG is the management holding company of the Bayer Group, which was founded in 1963. It is a global enterprise with core competences in the fields of health care, nutrition and innovative high-tech materials and it has its global headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.

As a leading innovation engine in the agricultural field, in 2018 Bayer closed the deal with Monsanto, an agricultural company that helped small and large farms to grow food more sustainably. Not only is Bayer concerned with finding new treatments for diseases, helping people get well and stay well, but the company also provides farmers with the necessary tools to grow more healthy, safe and affordable food. Together, the companies are developing programs to help farmers protect the natural resources while providing nourishment to the world, in spite of the changing climate and other environmental challenges. The final goal is to bring food security for the fast growing population of the Globe.

In order to achieve these goals, Bayer is helping to improve the quality of life for small farmers and their families by offering training in chemical experiments through a series of events for teachers and educators. Bayer CropScience AG is continuing its successful commitment to science education for pre-primary and primary school children and is actively promoting the implementation of the North Rhine-Westphalian Education Plan. At the same time the company implements innovations in the areas of seeds, crop protection and services. The amount of arable land available per capita will continue to shrink in the future. Therefore the challenge is to produce more food from the existing farmland.

By developing new hybrid seeds like hybrid varieties of rice and canola, that are supposed to have a greater vitality and produce optimum results, even when there is too little or too much water, or there are too few nutrients in the soil, the conspiracy theories support the idea that the small farmers are concerned that the multinational company will take over there businesses and their profits will disappear, due to the combination of rising costs and dwindling crop prices. It is also assumed that Bayer produces neonicotinoid pesticides, that are suspected of being responsible for the death of over on million bees around the world, and thereby threatening the global food supply. That’s why the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is calling for consumers everywhere to boycott Bayer in a campaign called “Billions Against Bayer” — the continuation of the “Millions Against Monsanto” campaign.


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