Biotech Updates

CropLife America Highlights Ag Advancements on Earth Day 2012

April 27, 2012

In celebration of Earth Day 2012, CropLife America (CLA) and its members recognized the impact of advances in environmental sustainability and food production on crop protection industry and agricultural policy. In their press release, they said that growers and ranchers are now aware of the significance of good environmental stewardship. By using modern farming products and techniques, they are able to gain more yield on less land and with fewer inputs while conserving natural resources such as water, soil, and energy.

"The celebration of Earth Day marks an important reminder of the continued evolution of modern agriculture," said Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. "From creating safer, more effective products, to fostering an open dialogue between industry, growers and policymakers, CropLife America and our members hold a responsibility to furthering sustainability and conservation in modern agriculture."

With the use of modern agricultural practices such as drought and disease resistant seeds, biotechnology, crop protection chemicals, drip irrigation, conservation tillage systems, farmers have been able to provide the food for the growing population without increasing the amount of land used for farming.

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