Although widely used across the world, many Bayer
and Monsanto products are highly toxic for people and planet – an ironic
illustration of our broken global food system.
One kind of
problematic Bayer insecticides are the so-called ‘neonicotinoids’, whose
active ingredients are a main driver of the large-scale death of bees
and other pollinators. Although this has horrendous consequences for
ecosystems and food production, Bayer is unwilling to relent and has
started an outright lobby war to overturn a partial ban in the EU.