Pesticide industry supports measures to protect bees, pushes for broader look at bee health problems

OTTAWA – CropLife Canada responded to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) request for public input on its Notice of Intent regarding bees and neonicotinoid pesticides. The national trade association supports the concrete steps PMRA has outlined for the 2014 planting season, but has underscored the importance of finding science-based solutions rather than capitulating to […]

GrowCanada conference presents panel on pollinator health

CALGARY, AB – There’s been big buzz about bees lately, but one thing that’s often overlooked is just how many factors can contribute to endangering bee health. To better understand the state of bee health in Canada and the various challenges facing these important insects here and in other parts of the world, GrowCanada participants […]

Science matters at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, AB – A trip to the grocery store isn’t as simple as it once was. Consumers want to feel empowered. They want to know how their food is grown and raised. Dr. Ron Doering, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP and past president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), will share his thoughts on the […]

GrowCanada Conference welcomes influential agricultural leaders to Calgary

CALGARY, AB – Canadian agricultural leaders meet for the agriculture event of the year as the GrowCanada conference kicks off today in Calgary. Under the theme Ag matters: Be bold, act now, delegates will have the opportunity to tackle some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges. As an industry driven by innovation, there has […]

Tales from outerspace: Colonel Chris Hadfield at GrowCanada conference

CALGARY, AB – How far is one willing to go to inspire global awareness? Very far, if your name is Colonel Chris Hadfield. GrowCanada conference delegates will hear from one of Canada’s most inspiring and influential people, as Colonel Chris Hadfield shares lessons learned throughout his remarkable career in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, […]

Ted Menzies announced as new CropLife Canada president

OTTAWA – Ted Menzies, long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, will be the new president and CEO of CropLife Canada. Menzies will join the organization January 1, 2014 and will work out of the head office in Ottawa. “Ted earned the respect of colleagues from across the political spectrum during his time in […]