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Benefits of Crop Protection Technologies on Canadian Food Production, Nutrition, Economy, and the Environment

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
Countries:Canada
Regions:North America
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

Abstract or Summary:

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

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