In a recent study of the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), an evaluation has been presented on the function of pollinators in our ecosystem and their contribution to global food production. In this context, a German environmental organization (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.) and its partners invited experts to a panel discussion in Berlin last week which was attended by around 50 guests.
One of the four panelists was Dr Christian Maus, Global Pollinator Safety Manager at Bayer. "The report clearly confirms the importance of insect pollination for agricultural production and elaborates how various and complex factors can influence the health of bees and other pollinators. For us as a company, it is important to provide our contribution to the research into these factors and to be a part of the public debate around these factors,” said Dr Maus, following the event. The pollination assessment report from IPBES was taken up in more than 28 languages and in more than 1,000 online news sites in some 80 countries.