It’s Friday, and if you’re in Canada — it’s the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend. Also known as the most unpredictable weather weekend of the year. However, on RealAg Radio, we are more predictable! We’ve got a great lineup for you on today’s show, including a RealAg Issues Panel. On the panel, you’ll… Read More

Health Canada has issued a long-awaited clarification on how it will regulate different forms of plant breeding, including newer gene-editing methods. Genetically modified crops are deemed “novel” under Canada’s regulatory framework, requiring an expensive multi-year safety review before being approved for sale, but there was uncertainty about whether gene-edited crops would also be treated as… Read More

On this Thursday edition we’re continuing our year-in-review with interviews from August and September. Supply chain disruptions, the drought, and emissions policy were all the talk in late summer. On this episode, you’ll hear: Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, on the impact on fertilizer use by government decisions; Pierre Petelle of CropLife… Read More

A recent decision by the federal government to put the brakes on any maximum residue limit (MRL) reviews until the spring of 2022 has politicized what should be a non-partisan, science-based regulatory process, says Pierre Petelle. President and CEO of CropLife Canada, Petelle says that it’s somewhat surprising to see the government’s stance and language… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, guest hosted by Lyndsey Smith, you’ll hear: An excerpt from last night’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Mike Hilhorst, on fall fertility testing in a drought year; A Global Ag Risk product spotlight with Grant Kosier; Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada, on a recent… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Ted Bilyea of CAPI, to talk about an upcoming meeting on trade and climate change; Pierre Petelle, president and CEO of CropLife Canada, on Health Canada’s decision on two neonicotinoid group active ingredients; Meagan Murdoch of National Public Relations, on the political… Read More

Health Canada has opened consultations on how Canada regulates plants with novel traits, including those produced through gene editing technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9. The 60-day consultation kicked off March 25th, and grain industry leaders are pushing for all those in the value chain to weigh in on the importance of the modernization of the regulations…. Read More

Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada and Tyler Bjornson of Canada Grains Council join forces to talk about the consultation underway at Health Canada regarding gene editing technology in plants; Then we have a RealAg issues panel for you featuring RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith,… Read More

Between biotech and technology issues, monitoring regulatory work being done, and managing activist pressure, a lot of things happen in the background of the crop protection industry. CropLife Canada does much of that important work behind the scenes that isn’t necessarily thought about every day on the farm. Joining us for today’s RealAg LIVE is… Read More

This Agronomic Monday version of RealAg Radio is a little special — because guest host Lyndsey “Agronomy Geek” Smith is sitting in for Shaun Haney. We’re talking glyphosate being banned in Mexico, why waterhemp is super scary, and why potash is so key to soybean yield. On today’s show, you’ll hear from: Pierre Petelle, president… Read More

For perhaps the first time in several generations, Canadians have been faced with real uncertainty in their food system. The fallout of the COVID-19 economic shutdown and panic buying led to shuttered processors, dumped milk, and empty grocery store shelves. Most consumers wouldn’t normally think about or talk about food security or agriculture on a… Read More

While the U.S. and Canada are neighbours and trading partners, and share a similar agriculture industry, there are key differences between the two countries. While integrated, Canadian agriculture and U.S. agriculture food safety, product registration, support programs and more are each unique and a reflection of the societies as a whole. As such, Pierre Petelle,… Read More

 

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