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Croplife becomes newest member of the ‘Road to 2050 initiative’

CropLife Canada is now an industry partner on the ‘Road to 2050’ climate-solution initiative.

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) wanted the strategy to focus on innovation, research, and beneficial management practices, representing a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change.

Recommendations will guide government policies and programming directed at Canada’s grains sector.

CropLife Canada President and CEO Pierre Petelle said it advocates for a science-based regulatory environment that enables innovation in Canada. He said Canadian farmers have long been early adopters of new technologies, including plant science innovations, which has made them global leaders in sustainable production.

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How sustainable is Canadian agriculture at producing cereals, pulses & oilseeds?

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Canadians have continued to move further and further away from food production. We can see this in our expanding urban centers and less individuals growing the food we consume. This has led to more discussions about consuming food that is more sustainable. Not only sustainable environmentally, but also economically and socially. The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, was tasked in 2022 with understanding agriculture’s contributions to improved sustainable outcomes. As a part of this, GIFS has examined the carbon footprint of agricultural production in Saskatchewan and Canada and compared that to other producers across the globe. Dr. Steven Webb, who is the CEO of the Global Institute for Food Security in Saskatoon SK walks through how we’re doing growing cereals, pulses and oilseeds based on the latest research.