Heart health in the Heartland is something we can all get behind.
While at Commodity Classic, Bayer announced that it was teaming up with the American Heart Association and its Healthy for Good movement. For each bag of LibertyLink soybean seed sold for the 2017 season, Bayer will contribute 5 cents to the movement for a total maximum donation of $500,000. Bayer is also helping to raise heart health awareness across America through educational activities targeted to growers in rural communities.
As part of this program, Bayer also helps the AHA meet its 2020 impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and strokes by 20 percent. AHA’s Healthy for Good movement focuses on healthier diets, additional physical activity, blood pressure management and cholesterol control.
The Crop Science division of Bayer, the developer of LibertyLink, helps growers protect their most important resources in farming. The company now also helps soybean growers and rural communities protect their most important resources in life: their heart health.