Technology makes Canada a land of plenty
(NC) Canada's reputation as a place with an abundant supply of safe and healthy food wouldn't be nearly as renowned if farmers didn't have access to the latest in agricultural technology.
Farmers rely on a host of tools, including pesticides and plant biotechnology, to help them to consistently grow healthy crops by fending off insect attacks, invasions of weeds, and rot by disease.
Canola, an invented-in-Canada crop that has received international acclaim, has been made better by plant biotechnology enhancements that improve how farmers are able to control weeds in canola fields.
But according to CropLife Canada, canola isn't the only crop that has benefitted from advancements in agricultural technology. Over 30 per cent of field crops in Canada – which bring in an estimated $20 billion in value every year – would not exist if farmers weren't able to protect them with tools like pesticides and plant biotechnology.
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