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How Healthy Soils Can Help Battle Climate Change

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For many people it may just look like dirt. But soil – the complex ecosystem containing minerals and many living organisms – is the foundation for our ability to grow healthy crops and food. But there is even more soil can do for us. We talked to Charles Foresman, Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lead at Bayer, about how a better understanding of this important ecosystem can also help us to farm more sustainably and at the same time counter climate change.

Charles, Soil Has Received More Public Attention in the past Months. Why Is It So Important for Humanity

A Global Crisis Brings Food Security to the Table

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It’s at the center of our dinner tables: an essential human experience where we connect with our friends and family. But it’s also at the center of a story that connects each of us to farmers, producers, suppliers, grocers, and other families around the world.

Every meal is the result of a journey that recently became even more difficult. Distribution bottlenecks. Rising food prices. Grain shortages. Energy crises. Climate change.

Shorter corn stalks, drones and more: Inside Bayer Crop Science's $2B R&D pipeline

By Nathan Rubbelke - St. Louis Inno editor
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Two subjects are top of mind for Bayer Crop Science President Rodrigo Santos

“We do believe that more than ever, not only because of the pandemic but also because of the war in Ukraine, there are two things that really become even more important than any other topic: food security and climate change,” Santos said. "Those two topics are probably on the agenda of every conversation that we have.”

Headlines of the Future: The State of Food Security

Episode 5: The State of Food Security
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What does food security mean and how can the science and innovation of the modern day strengthen the food security of tomorrow? Fifty years after the Green Revolution, how can agricultural innovation feed the world and ensure long-term food security?

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What does food security mean and how can the science and innovation of the modern day strengthen the food security of tomorrow? Fifty years after the Green Revolution, how can agricultural innovation feed the world and ensure long-term food security?

Bayer Expands Existing Investment To Acquire Majority Share in Sustainable Lower Carbon Oilseed Producer Covercress Inc.

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Investment delivers on Bayer’s commitments to sustainability and may help decarbonize agriculture and reduce reliance on nitrogen fertilizer with combined expertise of existing investors, Bunge and Chevron / Growers to gain new revenue streams through potential commercialization of oilseed crop for renewable fuels and livestock feed with ecosystem benefits of a cover crop / Advancing existing Bayer ownership in CoverCress Inc., a Leaps by Bayer portfolio company since 2015, underscores the value of nurturing and supporting breakthrough innovations that can create positive benefits for humanity

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Investment delivers on Bayer’s commitments to sustainability and may help decarbonize agriculture and reduce reliance on nitrogen fertilizer with combined expertise of existing investors, Bunge and Chevron / Growers to gain new revenue streams through potential commercialization of oilseed crop for renewable fuels and livestock feed with ecosystem benefits of a cover crop / Advancing existing Bayer ownership in CoverCress Inc., a Leaps by Bayer portfolio company since 2015, underscores the value of nurturing and supporting breakthrough innovations that can create positive benefits for humanity

Ginkgo and Bayer Sign Definitive Agreement to Build Agricultural Biologicals R&D Platform Capabilities

Ginkgo to acquire Bayer's 175,000-square-foot Biologics R&D center and enter into a new multi-year platform collaboration with Bayer to advance several agricultural biological programs
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BOSTON, July 27, 2022 /3BLMedia/ - Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the previously announced transaction with Bayer to expand Ginkgo's platform capabilities in agricultural biologicals. These capabilities will be built pursuant to a transaction in which Ginkgo will acquire Bayer's 175,000-square-foot West Sacramento Biologics Research & Development site, team, and internal discovery and lead optimization platform for approximately $83.0 million in consideration.

Tackling Our Societal Challenges Together

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Social inequality in our world is growing and is exacerbated by challenges such as climate change and pandemics. Access to adequate health care or sufficient and quality food is limited for many parts of the world's population. At Bayer, we want to contribute to a world where everyone has access to enough food and can live a healthy life. That is why we support social projects worldwide with renowned partners in the non-for-profit area, and also with visionary social entrepreneurs.

The Big Ag Short: Let's Not Hedge Our Bets Against Our Global Food System

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On February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin began his unlawful invasion of Ukraine – a war he had denied he would enter into just hours before. Today, five weeks later, he is continuing his atrocities despite large-scale diplomatic efforts and wide-ranging economic sanctions to convince him otherwise.

Improving Access to Health & Nutrition

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How is delivering vitamins to mothers-to-be in Indonesia connected to helping smallholder farmers grow diverse crops in northern Africa? How are providing family planning options in the Middle East linked to closing nutrition gaps in the United States? And how does it all connect back to slowing poverty through healthcare?

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How is delivering vitamins to mothers-to-be in Indonesia connected to helping smallholder farmers grow diverse crops in northern Africa? How are providing family planning options in the Middle East linked to closing nutrition gaps in the United States? And how does it all connect back to slowing poverty through healthcare?

A Global Crisis Brings Food Security to the Table

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Every plate of food is the center of a story.

It’s at the center of our dinner tables: an essential human experience where we connect with our friends and family. But it’s also at the center of a story that connects each of us to farmers, producers, suppliers, grocers, and other families around the world.

Every meal is the result of a journey that recently became even more difficult. Distribution bottlenecks. Rising food prices. Grain shortages. Energy crises. Climate change.

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