Bayer is a global enterprise with a 150 year history in the Life Sciences focused on developing innovative products in the fields of health care and agriculture. Bayer works to meet some of the biggest challenges facing the world today such as the need to promote sustainable agricultural practices to ensure an adequate supply of food and renewable raw materials for the expanding global population as well as working to improve quality of life in an aging society through the prevention and treatment of disease. The Bayer Group is comprised of approx. 302 consolidated companies in 75 countries throughout the world and its headquarters are in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer became the sole owner of Monsanto Company on June 7 2018.