Transparency in Agriculture

Keeping Crop Protection Safe

Crop Protection Transparency

Farmers need safe and sustainable solutions to bring their crops to harvest. FAO estimated roughly 20–40% of the world’s crops are lost to weeds, pests, and diseases. And without the use of safe and reliable crop protection solutions, those losses would be much greater. That’s why we follow a rigorous process to ensure that the pesticides we bring to the market are safe for humans and animals and have no unacceptable risks for the environment when following label instructions. Discover what goes into developing solutions that support a sustainable food system.

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Why is Crop Protection Important?

To bring their crops to harvest, farmers must help their crops withstand damaging pests, weeds and plant diseases throughout the year. That’s where innovation comes in. 

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Safety Standards and Authorization


The Regulatory Process for Pesticides

Crop protection must be effective and safe in order to improve agriculture. That’s why we adhere to rigorous guidelines to ensure that these solutions safely benefit farmers, consumers and our planet. 


/// Learn how we bring pesticides to market >
/// View our safety study results >
/// Explore our safety standards >

Human Health


Human Health

Our mission is to achieve "Health for all, Hunger for none", which is why we use science to deliver solutions that are safe on the farm, at the market, on your dinner table and beyond. 


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/// Learn how we keep our products safe for everyone >

Environmental Safety


Environmental Safety

Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. The same is true for crop protection, which is why we develop solutions that care for the natural resources and ecosystems that support all life.


/// Learn how we protect the environment >

Regulatory Safety Topics in the News


We recognize that media reports may have raised questions or concerns among the public. At times, such reports can present a narrow and sensationalized view of complex scientific topics. As such, we are committed to transparency and ensuring that the scientific evidence surrounding our agricultural products is readily accessible. Our mission is to bridge the information gap by offering a comprehensive collection of resources that provide a deeper understanding and broader context of these topics.

/// Understanding Emergency Authorization >
/// Responsible use of neonicotinoids >
/// EU re-approval of Flupyradifurone >
/// Developmental neurotoxicity studies > 

/// Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP) Management at Bayer >

Want to Learn More?

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At Bayer, our development of crop protection products has been changing to support our goal of creating the most efficacious active ingredients that do not pose a risk to human health or an unacceptable risk to the environment when used according to label instructions. Read more about Bayer’s approach for the development and use of crop protection products. 

/// Toward Innovative, Sustainable Solutions That Meet Agriculture’s Challenges and Societal Expectations: Bayer’s Approach for the Development and Use of Crop Protection Products >