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Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?

By Thin Lei Win
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MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday.

Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the ground, said Liam Condon, head of the crop science division for German conglomerate Bayer.

By Any Measure: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Gains in Efficiency

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The data is clear: paying attention to metrics improves performance. When we track our fitness and nutrition, we acquire small insights that lead to corresponding changes in our behavior, and we end up feeling better. When we live by a budget, we save more money. And when we meticulously track farm inputs like fertilizer and pesticide, we end up using less.

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The data is clear: paying attention to metrics improves performance. When we track our fitness and nutrition, we acquire small insights that lead to corresponding changes in our behavior, and we end up feeling better. When we live by a budget, we save more money. And when we meticulously track farm inputs like fertilizer and pesticide, we end up using less.

Bayer & PepsiCo | The Best Snack Starts in the Field

By Marcelo Zanetti, Director of Agribusiness at PepsiCo Brasil
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There is not a more South American tuber than potato. It was cultivated more than 7 thousand years ago by the Incas and originated in the current territory of Bolivia and Peru. Actually, what we know today as "potato" (Solanum tuberosum) contains only a fragment of the genetic diversity of its ancestral varieties – the fact is that it conquered the world and became a star on many menus in most every country.

Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia

Five-year renewal aims to improve food and nutrition security, provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
Press Release

BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional training on how to use these seeds sustainably and with minimal changes to traditional production practices helps the farmers improve their incomes based on significantly better harvests.

Dr. Monika Lessl to Lead Both the Bayer Science and the Bayer Cares Foundations

Press Release

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer’s Board of Management has appointed Dr. Monika Lessl as Bayer Foundations’ executive committee member to lead both the Bayer Science Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation. This role will be integrated into her current leadership of Bayer’s Corporate Innovation and R&D function.

Do People in Developing Countries Have Access to Bayer Drug Products As Well?

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Millions of people in developing countries have no access to medicines. In some cases they cannot afford them, while in others there simply are no markets and no functioning healthcare system. We are working to provide help in a number of ways. With our contraception access programs, for example, we aim to make self-determined family planning available to women in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

Thought Leaders Emphasize Cattle Health and Well-Being for the Sustainable Development of the Beef Industry

More than 220 cattle professionals engage over key topics of parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation and well-being at the 2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium
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MONHEIM, Germany & RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer brought together global thought leaders in beef cattle health and management to share the latest in research and innovation at its 2nd International Beef Symposium in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil from 31st March to 2nd April. 

Drip By Drip: How We Solve the Global Water Scarcity Crisis

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Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.

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Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.

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