When computing met the Internet. That’s the moment historians may say it all changed. The digital revolution has shaved years off of research and development, and transported the most analog effort on Earth— agriculture—onto the cutting edge. It’s connected consumers and producers like never before, and led to an information overload with the potential to change every aspect of our lives for the better. In this episode, we’ll learn how it touches, well everything.
We contribute to climate change every day by emitting carbon dioxide. But some of us have chosen to farm it. New technologies and agricultural practices are helping farmers devise new solutions for climate change.
The complex global systems that bring food from fields to forks are overcoming many hurdles to keep us fed.
It’s a luxury easily taken for granted in the developed world – that we can expect diverse, healthy and safe food on our supermarket shelves. But this is only possible thanks to the complex global supply chains capable of rapidly and safely growing, processing, and transporting food by land, sea and air from fields around the world.
By Monika Lessl, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Innovation, R&D and Societal Engagement and Executive Director Bayer Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we work, live, and behave. As the pandemic was expanding, so was the importance of science. Suddenly, I saw researchers and medical experts in the spotlight and playing crucial roles in political decision-making.
Yesterday was a novelty in two ways: Firstly, due to the ongoing crisis of COVID-19, Bayer held the first purely virtual AGM in the history of German business. Secondly, I had the opportunity to speak to our shareholders about Bayer's vision, "Health for all, hunger for none”, for the first time. Today, I am using my first post on LinkedIn to share some of my thoughts on the vision in this forum as well.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany, April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is supporting the fight against the corona pandemic in Spain with a comprehensive aid package. The company is donating 800,000 euros to the national health system in Spain for the purchase of urgently needed medical equipment and hospital beds.
Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.