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Divisions[edit]

Hi, I came here looking for the division "Material Science", but its not here. Can this and any other divisions please be added? Wizard191 (talk) 19:26, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

→Yes, Material Science should be listed but not sure what "Bayer Birth Control" is - can someone clarify? I understood Yaz & other contraceptives to be Bayer Healthcare products. Also the Animal Health division is part of Bayer Healthcare too TomorrowsDream (talk) 21:13, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Sourcing I G Farben ownership of Zyklon producing company[edit]

I tried to add a citation but failed miserably. Here is the info:

Hayes, Peter (1987), Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era, New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 361, ISBN 978-0521786386

Here is the line that needed a citation:

IG Farben owned 42.5% of the company that manufactured Zyklon B —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.235.41.167 (talk) 00:13, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed it for you. You were close; all you needed were <ref></ref> tags around the citation template and you'd have been all set. Wizard191 (talk) 13:56, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Third Largest Pharmaceutical Company[edit]

This is a rather inaccurate statement. It doesn't have the third highest pharmaceutical sales it is only when you add in the material science and crop science business does this become anything close to accurate. Can we remove it? Spudbynight (talk) 12:54, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Done, because it is unreferenced. Wizard191 (talk) 13:57, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Hazardous Waste in Nepal[edit]

This should be entered into the article (source http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=320) Sarcelles (talk) 18:13, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

The Greenpeace source would be better (source http://archive.greenpeace.org/pressreleases/toxics/2002jan21.html) as the source for Corporatewatch is an organisation called "Coalition Against Bayer Dangers" which might not be very reliable(the link is also broken). TomorrowsDream (talk) 09:52, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

History of the company[edit]

This section needs work. Acetyl salicylic acid was not the company's first product, it was introduced more then thirty years after the company was founded in 1863. The first products were dyes.Ajrocke (talk) 17:28, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Political Economy Research Institute[edit]

The Political Economy Research Institute ranks Marathon Oil 1st among corporations emitting airborne pollutants in the United States. I don't know what made me type what I did. I must have misread something.

Yes, bigger companies produce more product, resulting in (generally) more pollution. It would be interesting to see a comparison of fines levied by government agencies for excessive pollution. I'm not sure what Marathon Oil has to do with this since it's #80 on the list you posted? --CliffC (talk) 20:48, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Clothianidin[edit]

Can someone stick up a section on the leaked EPA report on clothianidin, and how it is toxic to honey bees. The already burgeoning controversies section, needs further expansion.92.3.72.57 (talk) 14:27, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

link: http://www.fastcompany.com/1708896/wiki-bee-leaks-epa-document-reveals-agency-knowingly-allowed-use-of-bee-toxic-pesticide92.3.72.57 (talk) 14:29, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

material that I tried to add. What's wrong with it? please advise. Thank you.[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer


Eduard Wirths, as chief doctor, was the Auschwitz sponsor and facilitator of most of these experiments, particularly those in which there was interest from Berlin at a higher level. An example here is the continuous experimental activity of SS Captain Dr. Helmuth Vetter, a key figure in pharmacological “trials” in Auschwitz and elsewhere. He was employed for many years with Bayer Group WII of the I. G. Farben Industry, Inc., Leverkusen, and, at Auschwitz, retained his connections. He ran medical trials for Bayer in Auschwitz and Mauthausen (and possibly in other camps) on several therapeutic agents, including sulfa medications and other preparations whose content is not exactly known. [18]


Carl-Ludwig Lautenschläger was arrested by the U.S. military government in 1946, and one year later he was charged with enslavement and mass murder in the I.G. Farben Trial at Nuremberg, but was acquitted in 1948; though the court was convinced that the pharmaceutical department had conveyed to the SS medications to be tested on prisoners, no individual guilt on Lautenschläger’s part could be proven. After that, he was employed as a research associate at Bayer Elberfeld, where Ulrich Haberland helped many former I.G. Farben colleagues find new jobs. Carl-Ludwig Lautenschläger retired in 1952. He died in Karlsruhe on December 6, 1962. [19]74.239.209.92 (talk) 09:25, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

The material is better added to Wiki articles specificaly about these two individuals assuming they meet Wikipedia notability guidelines. Including the many arguably notorius individuals who worked for IG Farben before and during the war, and for Bayer after the war is beyond the scope of the Bayer article. Sandcherry (talk) 17:40, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Sources for Miles Canada[edit]

I would like to utilize information here however, without the sources I can't be sure that this is accurate.

I'm seeking sources for the information pertaining to Canada.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.238.227.207 (talk) 02:17, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Once a day Selenium Lawsuit[edit]

The lawsuit mentioned in the text for claiming selenium prevents prostate cancer was dropped. A similar lawsuit filed by State Attorneys General was settled for $3M, which probably amounted to little more than the payment of the plaintiff's legal fees. The actual infraction was not a prolonged false advertising campaign, but failure to recall bottles with an older, broader claim when the FDA narrowed the permitted claims for selenium and cancer prevention. I've removed this as non-notable, and to give a little more balance to the article, which is already heavily weighted toward discussion of litigation over other aspects of the conpany.Formerly 98 (talk) 13:05, 7 June 2014 (UTC)