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NGOs met BASF, Bayer and Syngenta to discuss highly hazardous pesticides

On 3rd December 2012 following the PAN Germany online action PAN Germany sent a letter to BASF, Bayer & Syngenta that called for an end to the marketing of highly hazardous pesticides. The letter was sent in the name of about 10 000 individuals and 127 supporting organizations. In an accompanying letter, PAN Germany requested a meeting to discuss the issues raised. In June 2013 a NGO meeting with the three companies took place in Frankfurt/Germany. A record is available here (pdf-file).


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This online action against highly hazardous pesticides was closed at noon on 28 November 2012. About 10,000 people signed the letter to BASF, Bayer, and Syngenta (see below). 127 organizations supported this online action. The letter to BASF, Bayer, and Syngenta was sent to the multinational companies on the 3 December 2012.

The following letter has been send in the name of all supporters to:

To: Syngenta, Martin Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bayer CropScience, Liam Condon, Chief Executive Officer
BASF, Wayne T. Smith, Member of the Board of Executive Directors


Dear Mr Taylor,
Dear Mr Condon,
Dear Mr Smith,

Every year, countless cases of pesticide poisoning occur. Syngenta, Bayer, and BASF, as the three largest pesticide companies worldwide, are to a large extent responsible; your company markets more than fifty highly hazardous pesticides worldwide.

Since the mid-1980s, programs for a safe use of pesticides have been implemented to prevent pesticide poisonings. Nevertheless, people, farm animals, and the environment continue to suffer considerable harm due to highly hazardous pesticides.

Twenty-five years are enough. I call on you to end the sale of highly hazardous pesticides.

Yours sincerely,



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