Safefood Consulting, Inc. (2005)
This paper is relevant to categories: economic, environmental and social in the following areas:
|Use Types:||Disease, Vector Control, Food Storage, Residential, Crop Production|
|Pesticide Types:||Unspecified / General, Herbicides|
|Impact Areas:||Community Development, Crop Production, Food Security, Manual Labour Reduction, Trade & Commodity Export, Land Conservation & Erosion Control, Species Containment, Nutrition & Personal Health, Public Health, Worker Safety|
Safefood Consulting, Inc. prepared a comprehensive overview of the benefits of pesticides for CropLife Canada. Their report concludes that "the use of pesticides in agriculture provides: increased yield, increased farming efficiency, increased availability of fruits and vegetables, a reliable supply of low-cost food and fibre for consumers, improved food quality and food safety, decreased loss of food during transport and storage, improved soil conservation, and ultimately helps to provide a stable and predictable food supply."Data Available: Literature Review
* CropLife International gives full acknowledgement to the author and publisher of this article (see download for details).