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What Syngenta thinks about...

  • Animal Research
    Syngenta considers the responsible use of animals in research and development to be ethically appropriate where alternatives are not available or where such use is mandated by legal or regulatory requirements... More >
  • Atrazine
    With a safety dossier meeting the most stringent regulatory requirements, atrazine is among the best and most extensively researched crop protection products in the world. It has been the subject of hundreds of studies... More >
  • Biodiversity
    Syngenta understands that agriculture can have an impact on biodiversity. We therefore engage in projects aiming to show what resources are required for providing high quality crops and a sustainable environment for both humans and wildlife... More >
  • Biofuels
    Syngenta is involved in researching in developing crops that make biofuel production more efficient and sustainable. The opportunity that biofuels represent to Syngenta is not defined by one crop or one technology... More >
  • Biotechnology: General
    Biotechnology also offers significant benefits by supporting integrated crop management practices with efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to the challenges of farming... More >
  • Child Labor
    Syngenta does not employ individuals under the age of sixteen except as permitted by law and under circumstances that protect their welfare... More >
  • Climate Change
    The impact of a changing climate on agriculture creates new challenges and opportunities for Syngenta. We are addressing climate change by helping our customers to adapt to changing agricultural patterns... More >
  • Corn Amylase: Improving the efficiency and sustainability of first-generation biofuels
    As recent headlines have shown, competition for corn grain for all uses is increasing.More >
  • Crop Protection: EU Regulation of Active Ingredients
    EU legislation on the technical tools for agriculture production has to be science based and predictable. This is the only way to provide European farmers with the technical tools to produce high quality, affordable food, and contribute to the socio-economic and environmental equilibrium of the rural districts in Europe.... More >
  • Crop Protection: Impacts on Bees
    All Syngenta's crop protection products are thoroughly tested to ensure that there are no unwanted effects on beneficial insects such as bees or excessive residues in food or risks to human health. Regulatory authorities evaluate such studies before they approve a product to be marketed... More >
  • Crop Protection: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    Syngenta is in a unique position to address the needs of IPM, thanks to our comprehensive portfolio of seeds and crop protection products which enables us to provide high quality, effective and safe options for pest management... More >
  • Development: Subsistence Farmers
    Syngenta is committed to providing our technology, royalty-free, to benefit subsistence farmers in developing countries... More >
  • Golden Rice
    “Golden Rice” is rice that was developed using genetic modification techniques to contain beta-carotene. When the rice is consumed, the beta-carotine is converted by the body into pro-vitamin A. More >
  • Human Rights
    Syngenta is committed to uphold the principles set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization's Core Conventions. These forbid practices such as discrimination, child labor, bonded labor and slavery. This commitment underlies our actions in the area of child labor... More >
  • Intellectual Property: General
    The protection of intellectual property is essential to any research based business with long term investment if it wants to stay commercially viable. Syngenta invested $969 million in R&D in 2008... More >
  • Intellectual Property: "Terminator Technology" and Gene use restriction technologies (GURTS)
    Syngenta has nothing to do with the terminator technology patent and has a policy not to use the technology (US patent to D&PL,1998)... More >
  • Intellectual Property: The Rice Genome
    A substantial scientific achievement, the sequencing of the rice genome will leverage the development of improved food cereals. Syngenta understands the importance of the rice genome to world food and agriculture and has made the information freely available for humanitarian purposes to public sector researchers... More >
  • Landfill sites in the region of Basel
    No immediate risks have been found which might suggest an acute hazard to man or the environment, and no health-threatening impact on ground water quality in the Basel region has been detected... More >
  • Organic Agriculture
    Organic production methods can fit into integrated farming systems when the products and methods used are safe, effective and economic... More >
  • Paraquat
    Paraquat is one of the world's most effective and most environmentally beneficial herbicides with an important role to play in increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable way... More >
  • Sustainable Agriculture
    Syngenta's activities are critical to sustainable agriculture. We help farmers worldwide to feed growing populations and to be responsible stewards of the land... More >
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