Bayer posts more than 300 glyphosate safety study summaries online

Bayer has marked the first anniversary of its Transparency Initiative by making available more than 300 study summaries on the safety of glyphosate.

“Trust in the integrity of crop protection science is core to us and our business,” said Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division. “The public is interested in knowing more about how their food is grown and what products are involved in the production of food. Crop protection products are used by farmers to protect harvests from disease, pests and weeds. As one of the leaders in agriculture, we have been working diligently to make studies on crop protection substances available beyond regulatory requirements. We want to explain the benefits that science and innovation can deliver in agriculture while championing what’s important to people: safe, healthy and affordable food that is produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. Improving access to the science behind our products is a key part of our Transparency Initiative.”

Over the last 40 years, glyphosate and glyphosate-based formulations have been extensively evaluated for human health and safety. Most of this scientific research on glyphosate was conducted by independent researchers.

For additional research conducted on glyphosate, visit the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) and the glyphosate task force. Background information on glyphosate and its history as a safe and efficient weed control tool for farmers around the world is also available here.

 

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