Endocrine disruption is a technically complex issue that garners public, political and scientific interest. The plant science industry is committed to continuing to ensure the safety of crop protection products by relying on science-based decision making. Current regulation of crop protection products ensures high levels of protection for human health and the environment.
Urban pesticides protect public and private green spaces from insects, weeds and diseases.
Canada is a trading nation, and in no other sector is that more true than agriculture. Canada enjoyed a surplus of close to $12 billion in agri-food trade in 2015. The success of our agricultural trade has been supported by a stable and predictable science-based regulatory system that allows farmers access to tools and technologies that keep them competitive. Also at the heart of this success has been international trade agreements, and a drive to align international regulations to secure markets for Canadian products and keep trade flowing across borders.
The plant science industry supports a strong, science-based regulatory regime around the world. Here in Canada, companies looking to invest in plant science technologies want to see transparent, predictable and risk-based regulatory systems. And while Canada has been a global leader in the regulation of both pesticides and products of biotechnology, there is a need for continuous improvement and evolution.
Pollinators and modern agriculture need each other and can thrive together. Bee health is a complex issue impacted by a number of factors and the plant science industry is committed to doing its part to protect pollinators. The plant science industry supports sound, science-based decision making around the use of pesticides as they relate to pollinator health.