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Blog: Is there a Lack of Chemical Industry Leadership at the UN Climate Summit?

5:48 AM MST | December 9, 2010 | Alex Scott

Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, at the company’s annual innovation strategy briefing yesterday in Leverkusen rounded on policy makers and the public for not understanding the true benefits of chemistry and the quality of life that certain chemicals can bring. This misunderstanding is curbing the ability of Bayer to build new plants in countries such as the U.S. and across Europe, he says. “Particularly in Germany, we are currently experiencing what in some cases are very emotional – one could say almost ‘irrational’ discussions...

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