Bayer CropScience Limited not to sell Temik 10G (aldicarb) for use by sdfsb346f


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									Bayer CropScience Limited not to sell Temik 10G
(aldicarb) for use in Potatoes, Carrots and Parsnips in


Bayer CropScience is disappointed with the decision by the European
Commission that the current European residue levels for the active                                        News Release
ingredient aldicarb (sold as Temik 10G in the UK) in potatoes, carrots and
parsnips should be reduced to the limit of determination.
                                                                                                          Date: 13 December 2006
A spokesman for Bayer CropScience said, “We are disappointed with this
                                                                                                          Bayer CropScience Ltd
decision but have decided to not make Temik available for sale for use on                                 230 Cambridge Science Park
                                                                                                          Milton Road
potatoes, carrots and parsnips in the UK. The use of Temik on onions is                                   Cambridge
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unaffected by this decision.”

“Bayer CropScience has conducted extensive risk assessments which
support the view that when used appropriately, this product does not pose
unacceptable risks to either consumers or the environment”, the Bayer
CropScience spokesperson added.

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Dr Bill Lankford                                             Dr Julian Little
Campaign Manager – Roots                                     Public & Government Affairs Manager
Tel. no: 01223 226626                                        Tel. no: 01223 226606

Notes to editor:

1.   Bayer    CropScience,    a   subsidiary    of   Bayer   AG    with   annual    sales   of   about
EUR 5.9 billion (2005), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of
crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an
outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for
non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 18,800 and is
represented in more than 120 countries.
2.   Forward-Looking Statements. This news release contains forward-looking statements based on
current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer CropScience AG management. Various known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual
future consolidated results, financial situation, development or performance of the Bayer CropScience
AG or our parent company, Bayer AG, and the estimates given here. These factors include those
discussed in Bayer AG's public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (including Bayer AG's Form 20-F). Neither Bayer AG nor Bayer
CropScience AG assumes any liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to
conform them to future events or developments

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