GlyphosateFarmers use glyphosate to ensure sustainable farming to ensure our future food supply in the long run.

It’s no secret that global population is expanding. The world is expected to contain 9.7 billion people by 2050.1 The area of land that can be used for agriculture across the globe isn’t growing at the same rate as ours. This presents serious challenges to farmers who are responsible for producing sufficient high-quality food for Canadians and other countries around the globe.

Canada is currently 5th in the world’s food exports.2 Canadian farmers will play an important role in supplying the food that the world requires. Not only will they have to meet more demand than they have ever had to, but they’ll have to do it while they manage pests and diseases that can affect their crops, manage unpredictable changes in weather, and ensure that their soil is healthy and strong for generations of farmers to be.

To meet increasing demand, the farmers will need to grow 70% more food by 2050. *Source The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, How to provide food for the world by 2050.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. How to Feed the Whole World by 2050

The increasing demand for food is just too to be handled by farmers by themselves. Modern technology, like herbicides and glyphosate, are able to assist farmers in managing the weeds effectively and efficiently. This results in an improved sustainability and stability of food supply.

What is glyphosate? And how does it work?

Glyphosate has been utilized for more than 40 years by land managers, farmers as well as gardeners all over the world. It acts by blocking the enzyme that plants–in this case, undesirable weeds, require to grow. Glyphosate is safe for animals and humans if it is used correctly.

グリホサート Glyphosate is also used in other applications that are not related to agriculture. It is used in municipalities to guard wildlife and the general public from toxic weeds.6 In addition, it is used to prevent the spread of fire and to maintain accessibility on railway tracks. Recently, there has been a greater focus on glyphosate’s use in our daily lives. While it’s crucial to be aware of what is in our food and beverages, it is important to remember that over 160 global health regulators including Health Canada have agreed that glyphosate, when properly used is safe for human consumption.

Aiding Canadians understand what glyphosate is, how it’s used, and the critical function it plays in the production of food and sustainable farming practices, may ease concerns about the glyphosate that is only one of many methods farmers employ to ensure that we have accessible, safe and affordable food available to us.

グリホサート Glyphosate can be used in the process of cultivate crops.

Glyphosate-based herbicides can be used in agriculture to benefit farmers, consumers and the environment as well as all others. It is essential to efficient weed management, food security, and sustainability of the environment. Let’s look at each of these benefits in more depth.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization the world’s farmers could lose anywhere between 30-40% and 50 percent of their crops to pests, weeds, and diseases. This is a massive cost for farmers, especially when they view their crops to be their source of income.

So, it’s no wonder farmers have come to depend on the tools they rely on, year in and year out. The application of glyphosate to fields that have glyphosate-tolerant crops is a proven method to keep weeds that are destructive away from crop.

Crops and Weeds the fight for their lives

Glyphosate is a powerful ally for the crops.

Benefits to Canadians and other consumers around the world: abundant, affordable food

The population is growing, and the majority of the agricultural land is in danger due to the degradation of land and desertification.10 This is leading towards increasing food security. Canadians will be paying 55% more if modern agricultural innovations weren’t implemented, including the use glyphosate.11

In addition, it will become more difficult to get the foods that we are accustomed to. The good news is that farmers will continue to cultivate our favorite staple food items due to the science behind breeding plants.

Glyphosate can do more than manage weeds. It also can help keep food prices down at the supermarket. Glyphosate can also be used by farmers to take care of the land that Cherilyn Joy-Nagle of Mossbank in Saskatchewan refers to as “their most valuable asset”–their land.

Make sure you have the food we love on your table

Crop protection tools such as glyphosate can be used to protect crops against disease and pests. Farmers are able grow.

42% More grains like corn or wheat

72 percent more fruit

83 percent more vegetables and potatoes12

These are the obvious benefits. Is glyphosate safe for use?

To put it simply Yes, and like all pesticides, should always be applied according to the instructions on the label. グリホサート Canada has two regulation agencies for glyphosate. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which inspects crops to see if there is any pesticide residue. and the Pest Management Regulating Agency (PMRA), who gives the regulations for product evaluations, approvals, and other guidelines (or refusals) and has one the most comprehensive evaluation procedures across the globe.

And while regulatory agencies ensure farmers use approved herbicides properly, manufacturers and farmers also play an important role in ensuring glyphosate is used safely and appropriately so that no unintended harm is posed to the animals, the environment or even humans.

A combination of technology improvements and precision agriculture lets farmers use data to make precise applications for glyphosate. This includes how much and where to apply it.

It is very rare that glyphosate will be found on food. It is uncommon to detect glyphosate on food items.

Glyphosate is a component of sustainable agriculture practices.

グリホサート Glyphosate is a staple ingredient used by farmers as part of integrated pest and weed management methods. This means they are using more than herbicides to manage the growth of weeds. Glyphosate has helped them implement conservation tillage/no-till practices that have long-term benefits for the soil, the air, and the general environment and include:

– Reduction or elimination plowing/tilling of land

– Reduction in CO2 emissions

Capturing carbon soil

– Improving soil health

– Stopping erosion and water runoff

“No pesticide regulatory body around the globe considers the glyphosate ingredient to pose an increased risk of cancer for humans at the current concentrations.” – Health Canada (January 11, 2019).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations How to feed the world by 2050

It is more crucial than ever to ensure Canadian farmers are equipped with the technological, tools and support they need to support a growing population.

Good agricultural, food safety and pest control practices will ensure that farmers will continue to safeguard the food we eat. Glyphosate is only one of many tools they’ll employ to make sure that Canadians and other people across the globe can access affordable and healthy food now and in the future.