Syngenta aims to retreat from toxic chemicals
Agrochemical maker says its goal is to minimise the use of pesticides
New York/London — Pushed by consumers and governments opposed to pesticides, and pulled by farmers needing drought- and flood-resistant crops, Syngenta wants to retreat from conventional chemicals into products less toxic to humans and more resilient to climate change.
“We’ll continue to drive down the use of pesticides,” said CEO Erik Fyrwald. “Consumers want that. Governments want that. We want it.”..