GlyphosateFarmers use glyphosate to ensure sustainable agriculture to ensure our food supply over the long-term.

It’s not surprising that the world’s populace is increasing. It’s not a secret that the global population is growing. By 2050, it will be 9.7 million people.1 However, the area of land that can be utilized for agriculture around the world isn’t growing as fast as we are. This presents serious challenges to farmers, who are accountable for producing sufficient high-quality food for Canadians and other countries across the globe.

グリホサート Canada is currently fifth in the world’s food exports.2 Canadian farmers will play crucial roles in providing the food the world needs. They will be faced with more demands than ever before and will have to control pests, diseases and weather changes to ensure their land is productive and healthy for the generations to come.

In 2050, farmers must to produce 70% more food to meet the demand of the growing population. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ How to Feed the World in 2050 *

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Farmers aren’t able meet this growing demand on their own. Modern technology, like herbicides and glyphosate are able aid farmers in controlling herbicides effectively and effectively. This results in a more sustainable and stable food supply.

What is glyphosate? And how can it be used?

Glyphosate has been utilized for over 40 years by farmers, land managers as well as gardeners all over the world. It acts by blocking an enzyme which plants–in this case, undesirable weeds, require in order to develop. The enzymes aren’t present in humans or any other animals.4 So, glyphosate poses no risk for any plant in the event that it is used correctly.

There are many other applications for glyphosate too. It is also used in municipal green spaces to shield wildlife from harmful weeds.6 It can also be used on railways for the purpose of reducing fire risk and visibility.

グリホサート In recent years, glyphosate is gained more attention and is now being utilized in our everyday lives. While it is important to consider the ingredients in our food and beverages It is also important to remember that over 160 health regulators including Health Canada have agreed that glyphosate, when properly used is safe to consume by humans.

In helping Canadians to understand the meaning of glyphosate, how it’s used, and the crucial function it plays in food production as well as sustainable agricultural practices, can help alleviate concerns about the glyphosate that is only one of many instruments farmers employ to make sure everyone has healthy, affordable, and readily available food items to eat.

Glyphosate is a fertiliser that can be used to increase the yield of crops.

Consumers, farmers, and nature all benefit from the use of glyphosate herbicides in the field of agriculture. It is vital to effective herbicide management as well as food security and environmental sustainability. Let’s look at each one.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (9 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization) Farmers across the world suffer losses of between 30-40% and 60 percent of their crops each year to weeds and pests. It’s a tragic loss particularly for farmers, especially when you consider that those crops are their main source of income.

It’s easy to see the reason why farmers have relied on their tools all year long. Glyphosate can be used to treat crops that are resistant to glyphosate. This is a proven method to control the destructive weeds.

Crops are vying with. Weeds: the battle for their existence

A farmer’s crops must compete with up to 30,000 varieties of weeds for space, water, nutrients and light.9 Glyphosate can give crops a fighting chance.

Canadians as well as global consumers benefit from the abundance of and affordable food items

This is causing a rise in the amount of food that is insecure. In the absence of modern agricultural innovations, including the use of glyphosate Canadians can expect to spend 55% more on food.11

This could make it more difficult for us to locate the foods we love. However, the positive side is that farmers are able to continue to cultivate our favorite staple food items due to the science behind breeding plants.

Glyphosate does more than control the spread of weeds. It can also help keep food prices down at the supermarket. It aids farmers in caring for what Cherilyn Jolly Nagle, one of the Saskatchewan farmer who calls “their most valuable asset”, which is their land.

Keep the food we love to eat on the tables

If tools to protect crops such as glyphosate are employed to shield crops from pests and diseases, farmers are able to grow:

42% more grain like wheat and corn

72% more fruit

83% More vegetables and potatoes12

The advantages are clear. But is glyphosate safe to use?

Simply put it is true that glyphosate, like other pesticides, they should be used in accordance with guidelines on the label. Canada has two regulation bodies for glyphosate: the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which examines the crops to see whether there is any residue of pesticides. The other is the Pest Management Regulating Agency (PMRA), who gives the regulations for product evaluations, approvals, and other guidelines (or refusals) and is the one with the largest evaluation procedures throughout the world.

In addition, to making sure that approved herbicides are used properly by farmers, regulatory agencies also ensure that an appropriate and safe use of glyphosate is maintained by manufacturers, farmers, and animals so that no unintended danger is created to the environment or other animals.

In addition, due to advancements in technology and the use of precision agriculture, farmers are able to make use of information to become more precise when it comes to the application of glyphosate, in terms of where it’s applied and how much is applied.150

It is rare for pesticide residue to be discovered in food. However, it can still cause harm if it is. CFIA ensures that farmers are using herbicides properly and working within established residue limits16. It is extremely rare that glyphosate is detected in food items at low levels that are well lower than the Canada’s Government’s limit.17 As it would not cause any harm to animals or humans18

Sustainable farming practices are a part of the use of Glyphosate

Farmers use herbicides like glyphosate to help with integrated pest/weed control system. That is, they do more than herbicides for controlling weeds. Glyphosate helped farmers implement conservation methods and no-till practices that offer long-term benefit for the soil and air.

– The reduction or elimination of plowing/tilling land

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Capturing carbon in the soil

– Improve the health of your soil

– Reducing water runoff and erosion

“No pesticide regulatory body anywhere in the world has ever considered that glyphosate poses the risk of cancer to humans at current concentrations.” – Health Canada (January 11, 2019).

グリホサート The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. How to feed the entire world by 2050

This is the best time than any other for Canadian farmers to have the equipment, tools and resources needed to meet growing demands for food production.

We can anticipate that farmers will ensure the safety and quality of our food by using good agricultural and food safety and insect management practices. Glyphosate is just one of many tools they will use to ensure that Canadians and others around the globe can access healthy and affordable food, today and in the future.