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Toxic pesticide residues in your food   Monday – May 28, 2018
Toxic pesticide residues in your food? Fact or fiction? Watch the video!
To be frank: Who isn’t scared about the idea of having traces of “something chemical” on their apple or banana? Who wouldn’t feel uneasy about it? While this is a common feeling people have about pesticide residues in our food, many lack factual information about why pesticides at all are needed, how they are applied, what the legal framework is for residues in our food and if these residues are at all dangerous. We have gathered some facts to answer exactly these questions in the following video.
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Ripe grapes sunshine   Monday – May 28, 2018
Access to full study reports for Fenhexamid
Fenhexamid, a fungicide known under Bayer’s brand name Teldor*, has been delivering Botrytis control on a variety of fruits and vegetables including grapes and soft fruits for almost two decades now. Fenhexamid is a crucial alternation partner in disease resistance management programs and is best used in a preventative program. It inhibits the germ tube growth and prevents the penetration of the fungus into the plant tissue resulting in an effective and long-lasting protection.
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Bayer biocontrol agents included in the Transparency Initiative   Monday – May 7, 2018
Bayer biocontrol agents included in the Transparency Initiative
Coniothyrium minitans CON/M/91-08 is the first biological product to which full access to safety studies is granted. Contans WG, based on the natural occurring soil fungus C. minitans, is a biological fungicide with a specific antagonistic action against the remaining surviving structures (sclerotia) of the plant pathogens Sclerotinia spp. Best and sustainable results are achieved, if Contans WG is strategically integrated in the crop rotation. In lettuce, for example, it is one of the best available tools controlling S. sclerotiorum.
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weed control   Tuesday – April 24, 2018
Access to full study reports for Iodosulfuron-Methyl-Sodium
Do you want to learn more about an active substance used in crop protection products for weed control? We enabled non-commercial access to our full safety study reports for the herbicide active substance Iodosulfuron-Methyl-Sodium and a representative formulated product.
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Bayer responds to the EU Public Consultation on General Food Law   Monday – March 19, 2018
Bayer responds to the EU Public Consultation on General Food Law
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to receive feedback about various aspects of “the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain”. We as Bayer highly appreciate the EU Commission’s call for more transparency and herewith want to share our position and answers to the Commission’s questionnaire.
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  Tuesday – March 13, 2018
Bayer moves its transparency initiative into the next phase
First full, in-depth safety studies are accessible via the Bayer platform / Bayer reconfirms its commitment to transparency by supporting the European Commission’s call for greater transparency around crop protection safety studies ...
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Without crop protection, 80% of crops could be lost to pests, diseases, and weeds.