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October 25, 2023

Bayer accused of greenwashing over ‘regenerative agriculture’ claims

Bayer defines regenerative agriculture as ‘increasing food production, farm incomes and resilience in a changing climate while renewing nature’ (Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
Bayer defines regenerative agriculture as ‘increasing food production, farm incomes and resilience in a changing climate while renewing nature’ (Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

Spanish farmers are pushing back against the German chemical company’s insistence that the weed killer glyphosate — currently going through a tricky approval process in Brussels — has a role to play in ‘regenerative agriculture’

In a David and Goliath moment, chemicals giant Bayer is under fire from Spanish regenerative agriculture farmers, who are accusing the company of “greenwashing” by saying the controversial herbicide glyphosate is a key part of more sustainable farming practices.

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