Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative cropscience companies in the area of crop protection, non agricultural pest-control, seeds and plant biotechnology. They strive to build long term, consistent, predictable and mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, and aim to generate value through innovation.
CropLife International is a global federation representing the plant science industry. CLI addresses international developments in the area of crop protection (pesticides), biotechnology (GMOs) and sustainable agriculture. CLI is committed to the safe and responsible use of the industry's products in order to provide safe and abundant food as well as other benefits back to the consumer.
Crop plants must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. Despite the use of modern crop protection products, 20-40% of potential food production is still lost every year to pests. An adequate, reliable food supply cannot be guaranteed without the use of crop protection products.
Senator Kay Hagan Praises Ag Biotechnology
Senator Hagan on Biotechnology
Last May, North Carolina's U.S. Senator, Kay Hagan (D) spoke at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's first ever ag biotech symposium. CLA's Jay Vroom and Bayer CropScience's Bill Buckner (current CLA board chair) also appeared on the same program. In her speech, Senator Hagan praises modern agriculture for its economic and educational benefits as well as its innovation.
Hagan notes that to solve global crises on limited resources, farmers must be able to get every drop out of every acre of land to be able to produce enough food for a growing world population. Many of CropLife America's member companies are helping to solve these crises with their innovative crop protection and biotechnology products.