Political Principles

Social acceptance of technologies and products

The welfare of societies is closely linked to the ability to develop and use new technologies. Bayer trusts in scientific research to determine the risks and benefits of technologies and products. It is in Bayer’s interest to provide safe solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s problems.

Bayer makes a sustainable contribution to overcoming global challenges with its innovative technologies and high-tech materials. The aim of the “Dream Production” project, for example, is to use the climate gas CO2 as a raw material. Our cover picture shows Bayer researcher Dr. Thomas Ernst Müller (left) and Prof. Walter Leitner of RWTH Aachen UniversityZoom image
Bayer makes a sustainable contribution to overcoming global challenges with its innovative technologies and high-tech materials. The aim of the “Dream Production” project, for example, is to use the climate gas CO2 as a raw material. Our cover picture shows Bayer researcher Dr. Thomas Ernst Müller (left) and Prof. Walter Leitner of RWTH Aachen University

Investments in technologies and production facilities span decades, though, and cost millions if not billions. Stable frameworks which make it possible to plan on such timescales are therefore essential to Bayer. This requires a broad and general acceptance of safe new technologies within societies.

 

While very few people object to medicine created by biotechnology, the benefits of green biotechnology in plants have yet to be accepted by European societies. Europe still rejects imports of green biotechnology products that are common in the rest of the world. People also have reservations on nanotechnology, which is successfully used in electronics, alternative energy and medicine. Potential health risks are investigated thoroughly. In food production, crop protection makes an important contribution to reducing hunger in the world and improving the quality of food.

Find out more about nanotechnology.

Last updated: August 12, 2014 Copyright © Bayer AG
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