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2013-11-12 08:36:56

OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Ted Menzies, long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, will be the new president and CEO of CropLife Canada. Menzies will join the organization January 1, 2014 and will work out of the head office in Ottawa. "Ted earned the respect of colleagues from across the political spectrum during his time in federal politics. His ability to collaborate with others in the pursuit of meaningful solutions and his extensive agricultural...

2013-04-09 16:24:58

Agricultural Innovation Benefits all Canadians OTTAWA, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Innovation is key to keeping Canada's agricultural sector strong and strong, science-based regulatory systems are key to ensuring that such innovations are safe for human health and the environment. "Innovations derived through modern plant breeding help farmers, are good for the environment and they deliver tangible benefits to consumers by way of lower food costs," said Lorne Hepworth, president of...

2013-02-21 16:29:29

OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year Canadian farmers planted close to 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was enhanced through biotechnology, according to a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). "It's not surprising that Canadian farmers continue to embrace genetically modified crops. Farmers see the benefits in terms of improved yields and quality, environmental sustainability and efficiency,"...

2012-12-06 08:28:49

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada's 2013 board of directors and executive committee has been selected. "This year's board of directors is an excellent representation of Canada's plant science industry. They are committed to helping Canadian farmers access the latest in plant biotechnology and pest control products and to ensuring that Canada is considered a viable option for global investment in agricultural innovations," said Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife...

2012-04-16 10:24:28

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...