Uses and Safety Record

Let’s Talk About Glyphosate


Online and off, there is ongoing discussion about glyphosate, the active ingredient in most Roundup? brand herbicides and other weed-control products. It makes sense: around the globe, people are looking for information to answer questions and understand conversations around this widely-used herbicide.

We want to help you on your search for answers by sharing fact-based information, scientific findings from independent sources and institutions, and first-person accounts from those who rely on glyphosate.

Our hope is that by openly communicating about glyphosate – from why it was created to how it works, from its impacts on the environment and health to its role in modern agriculture – we can provide clarity on one of the most talked-about topics in farming.

So, what is the Bayer point of view? We are committed to helping farmers grow healthy crops for a growing world, while using natural resources efficiently, preserving the environment and protecting biodiversity. Learn more about the Crop Science Division here.

At our core, we are committed to delivering better solutions for farmers and providing more choice for consumers to help them and our planet thrive. As part of our portfolio, glyphosate-based herbicides will continue to play a key role in helping agriculture meet pressing environmental and food security challenges as the global population grows by an expected two billion people through 2050.

Liam Condon

We want to explain the benefits that science and innovation can deliver in agriculture while championing what’s important to people: safe, healthy and affordable food that is produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. Improving access to the science behind our products is a key part of our Transparency Initiative.

We invite you to explore the links below to find more information about glyphosate, its story and how it impacts farmers, people and the planet: