It was great news this week that, following negotiations between Canada and China, canola producers and exporters here will have a shot at expanded access to the Chinese market.But to me, it was even more noteworthy that science, not politics, helped open the door.Science is constantly maligned in agriculture, particularly when product safety is on the table. Naysayers, including some urban politicians, claim product manufacturers (e.g., crop protection companies) are in bed with regulatory authorities, using cooked data for compliance purposes or approval. Never mind that Canada is renowned among manufacturers for having among the toughest (and slowest) regulatory system…

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