Bayer needs to do more to tackle climate change
Climate change threatens our modern societies in many ways: Crop failure, increased sea levels that will lead to immigrations, an increase on extreme natural disasters are just some of the main risks that we phase1 . A vast majority of scientists, (97%), agrees that human actions are the main cause of this climate change2.
Bayer’s neonicotinoid pesticides imidacloprid and clothianidin negatively affects aquatic species
There is a compelling body of evidence that clearly demonstrates that neonicotinoids are having major impacts on biodiversity1. Neonicotinoids do not bind well to soils and are highly soluble in water, thus making the pesticides more likely to enter waterways during and after rain events2. This is very problematic because the use of neonicotinoids can impact non-target species in the aquatic system.
A Model of Agriculture that led to Mass Suicides
Monsanto has been a critical player in selling hybrid and genetically modified/engineered seeds since 1972. Not only has it led the prevalence of the Green Revolution in the Global South, but began a new model of agriculture that is dependent on external inputs.
Bayer’s biennial Youth Ag Summit: a journey towards Zero Hunger
Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in pharmaceuticals and life sciences, is committed to contributing to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the SDG 2 aiming to achieve Zero Hunger and end all forms of malnutrition by 2030 .