Crop Protecton Critical to Helping Meet Global Food Demand
A panel of authors from academic institutions and the CropLife Foundation concludes that crop protection products will play a key role in supporting long-term global food production in both developed and developing countries, when paired with effective policies, proper regulations and responsible use training.
The findings are published in the newest Issue Paper, “The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050,” released Nov. 17 by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). The authors examine the role of pesticides in yield production and conclude that crop protection products will be important in helping farmers provide for a growing population.
“This report demonstrates that agricultural technology plays a significant role in the production of nutritious food for communities, both in the U.S. and around the world,” said Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America. “The global CropLife network thanks CAST for this critical examination of how crop protection can support a sustainable future.”