Chemical giant Bayer will be opening it's books on glyphosate to be more transparent with the public.

On Friday, December 7 safety study summaries of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Round-Up, will be available on their award winning Transparency Platform website.

Bayer acquired Monsanto back in June.

Bayer says, safety studies are experiments allowing scientists to assess potential adverse effects of crop protection products on humans, animals, non-target organisms, or the environment.

President of Bayer's Crop Science Division, Liam Condon,says their commitment to transparency is their core mission as they move forward as a combined company after purchasing Monsanto.

"We recognize that people around the world want more information around glyphosate – and we are eager to offer access to our glyphosate-related safety data on our dedicated transparency platform. This platform has set new standards of accountability and responsibility in the sector; we pledge to use it as a springboard to continue to share science-based information with the public.”

The company says, access to the full glyphosate safety study reports will be available sometime next year.

 

Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

More Ag News

Agronomist Warns Farmers About The Spread Of Clubroot

Clubroot is often viewed as a Central Alberta problem, but the canola disease is spreading. The Canola Council of Canada says the disease leads to swollen, deformed plant roots that restrict water…

Fall Cattle Run Winding Down

The fall cattle run is slowly coming to a close. Brian Perillat is a senior analyst with Canfax. "Certainly volumes have eased up quite a bit, maybe half of where they were in the peak run. The last…

PGA Says It's Too Early To Call It A Potato Shortage

There's no need for potato lovers to panic about a spud shortage yet. Potato Growers of Alberta Executive Director, Terence Hochstein, says some areas of Canada did have a tough harvest due to cold,…

Autonomous Power Platform DOT Hits The Market Next Year

Farmers will be able to buy a driverless machine next year to use in their fields. The autonomous, u-shaped power platform DOT carries sprayer, grain cart, and seeder implements, and has been…

Doctor Questions Motives Behind New Canada Food Guide

There's a lot of attention being paid to the new, revised Canada Food Guide, which has yet to be released. Dr. Andrew Samis is a general surgeon and ICU doctor at Queen's University in Ontario. He…

CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier this week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and…

Statistics Canada Releases Production Report

Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year. Despite dry conditions,…

HighRiverOnline.com is High River's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login