Pesticide residues: Taking the fear out of food

Here in Canada we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world. We’re fortunate to be able to visit the grocery store and find the shelves fully stocked with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and to have confidence that they are safe to eat and feed to our families. Unfortunately, there […]

CAPA report tells good news story for Canadian honey bees

It was a successful winter for honey bees across Canada according to the latest report from the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA), with overwinter losses nationally just below 17 per cent. Couple this with the fact that honey bee numbers in Canada are at an all-time high and there’s a great story to tell […]

Glyphosate and the story of misguided fears about food

People are passionate about food. We love to eat it, talk about it and take pictures of it but at the end of the day there’s one basic question we all want to know the answer to:  is the food we are eating safe? Unfortunately, in some instances consumers are being misled to fear some […]

New app offers improved communication between farmers and beekeepers

CropLife Canada and the Canadian Honey Council have partnered to bring BeeConnected, an app that helps encourage communication between beekeepers and farmers, to Canada. BeeConnected anonymously connects registered farmers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators – free of charge – to provide information on any pesticide application activity or beehive locations near them – all through the […]

Helping Canada grow

Canadian agriculture is all about feeding people, contributing to Canada’s economic prosperity and caring for the environment. The plant science industry plays an important role in this by delivering tools to farmers that help them do these things. You may not think of them as ‘technologies’ in the same way as online shopping or the […]

Health Canada points to safety and value of neonics

Two reports from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) provide some very important perspective on the hotly debated topic of a certain type of pesticide – neonicotinoids. The PMRA released two draft reports – an interim re-evaluation of a specific neonicotinoid, imidacloprid, and a value assessment of all neonicotinoid seed treatments for corn and soybeans. […]