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BASF Sponsors Harvest for Hunger


MISSISSAUGA, ON, AUGUST 20, 2013 – This weekend, BASF teams up with The Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger in Langenburg, Saskatchewan to raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide food for less fortunate people who are struggling with famine and hunger.


This year’s event will be a world record attempt for the ‘Most Antique Threshing Machines Operating Simultaneously.’  The current record is held by a threshing club in Rock River, Wisconsin in 2008 with 29 threshing machines operating at one time. This year, an expected 40 threshing machines will take part harvesting a 35-acre field of winter wheat. The harvested wheat will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank along with the net profit from the day.


As a major sponsor and long-time supporter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, BASF has donated $10,000 to the Harvest for Hunger program, playing a key role in achieving fundraising goals.


“BASF is proud to support Harvest for Hunger and committed to partnering with organizations that bring awareness to global food production through sustainable agriculture,” says Christina Stroud, BASF Customer Communications Manager. “ This event, dedicated to community development, re-introduces past methods of farming, and celebrates innovative farming practices.”


Harvest for Hunger has a goal of raising $20,000 for hunger relief projects through its partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.


“This is the largest event we’ve ever planned. Without the generous help from sponsors like BASF, it wouldn’t be possible,” says Warren Kaeding, one of the event organizers.  “Harvest for Hunger is a truly historical event that celebrates our agricultural heritage while assisting poverty stricken countries.”


BASF is among several sponsors of the Harvest for Hunger initiative who help offset input costs so more funds can reach the Canadian Foodgrains Bank directly. With more than a decade of working with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, this is the second year that BASF has sponsored the Harvest for Hunger event. For more information on BASF’s sustainability initiatives, please visit www.AgSolutions.ca.


About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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