Canadians have more choices and pay some of the lowest prices in the world for FOOD — thanks in part to the plant science technologies farmers use, from pesticides to plant biotechnology.

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Innovative crop protection technologies and biotech crops help Canadian farmers grow more on less land using less water —protecting and caring for the ENVIRONMENT. Innovative farming practices reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, preserve important wildlife habitats and improve soil quality.

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Canada’s plant science companies are committed to ensuring the HEALTH AND SAFETY of people and communities. That’s why the industry follows strict regulations — and invests heavily in developing safe, innovative products to protect crops and develop improved seeds.

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Healthy food. A healthy environment. Thriving farms that contribute to our country’s economy. There are many ways plant science is
Helping Canada Grow

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From environmental chemists and toxicologists to pathologists and plant breeders, the plant science industry generates more than 4,000 research and development jobs.

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Many sectors contribute to an increase in Canadian greenhouse gas emissions, but our farming sector is using plant science innovations to reduce its GHG emissions by almost 30 million tons every year.

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There are more than 131,000 jobs in Canada because of the plant science industry.

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Without pesticides Canadians would pay almost 50% more for fresh fruit every year.

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Pesticides increase the value of Canada’s annual fruit harvest by $353 million.

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About 71% — $8.3 billion — worth of Canada’s trade balance in crops is the direct result of plant science innovations.

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