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Bayer CropScience Donates $1.1 Million to United Fresh Research & Education Foundation to Create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability
Date:4/22/2009

" said Tom Lovelace, UFPA chairman. "Today there is a growing commitment to sustainability throughout our industry, but many different needs for education and guidance along the supply chain. This Center will allow us to strengthen the voice of our members from growers through the entire food chain to retail and food service, and ensure that future programs meet their needs."

In the coming year, the Center will enhance its strategic work with allied partners in the areas of sustainability, focus on implementing its Advisory Board, develop a strategic vision on how it can best serve the fresh produce supply chain, create and publicize the Center's goals and strategic views on sustainability, conduct outreach to key stakeholders, develop a Web site to exchange information and conduct a baseline survey of needs in the industry.

Building on year one, year two will focus on the development of innovation initiatives that bring sustainable benefits to the grower and supply chain partner.

"We all play a large role in the production of food, and by working even more collaboratively, we can improve the sustainability and viability of our tremendously productive farming operations while protecting our world for future generations," said Smith in his closing comments. "We have the power to make a difference."

More information on the Center will be shared in the future. To learn more about this initiative, visit www.BayerCropScienceUS.com.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biot
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