When it comes to maintaining Canada’s reputation as a high quality canola supplier, everyone in the canola value chain has an important role to play. For example, life science companies voluntarily follow responsible commercialization of crop protection products due to pesticide residue concerns in major export markets. Responsible commercialization involves the technology provider taking responsibility to ensure that the introduction of new crop protection products meets food and feed safety requirements in key markets, including establishing necessary maximum residue limits (MRLs) before commercialization. This means that the technology provider is taking responsibility so that growers can meet the needs of their export customers.
Click here for a fact sheet on “Crop Protection Products and International Markets” outlining export requirements, roles throughout the value chain and responsible commercialization.
Click here for a podcast with Brian Innes, VP government relations with the CCC, on the Keep it Clean program and the importance of MRLs.