CropLife Canada welcomes new managing director of regulatory affairs
OTTAWA, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – CropLife Canada has strengthened its
chemistry capacity with the addition of Dr. Maria Trainer as managing
director of regulatory affairs.
“Maria will be of great service to our member companies and the plant
science industry as a whole,” says Lorne Hepworth, president of
CropLife Canada. “The ever-changing regulatory environment of the
manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products
will require key strategic and technical input.”
Dr. Trainer holds a Master of Science in Biochemistry and PhD in
Bacterial Molecular Genetics. Her professional experience includes
having been program director with the Council of Canadian Academies
where she had the lead responsibility for the Expert Panel on the
Integrated Testing of Pesticides, which released its report Integrating Emerging Technologies into Chemical Safety Assessment earlier this year.
As managing director of regulatory affairs at CropLife Canada, Dr.
Trainer will help liaise with government departments and work on
various regulatory and policy issues, as well as provide guidance in a
number of areas related to CropLife Canada’s business.
Tools like pesticides and plant biotechnology play an important role in
ensuring farmers in Canada and around the world can supply an abundant
supply of safe and affordable food for the growing population. Thanks
to these tools, Canadian families save about 58 per cent on their
weekly grocery bills.
Canadian farmers continue to embrace innovative new technologies as a
way to produce more while minimizing their impact on the environment.
“Our industry is committed to providing solutions for farmers and many
other segments of society to help them overcome the pest challenges
they face on a daily basis. Maria will undoubtedly be a valuable asset
to help ensure Canada’s farmers have access to the tools and
technologies they need to feed the world,” says Hepworth.
Trainer is located in Ottawa and can be reached through email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-230-9881 ext. 3230.
CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the manufacturers,
developers and distributors of plant science innovations — pest control
products and plant biotechnology — for use in agriculture, urban and
public health settings.
SOURCE CropLife Canada