Tag: Ted Menzies

Ted Menzies Steps Down from CropLife Canada

CropLife Canada has started looking for a new president and CEO, as Ted Menzies has stepped down due to a “serious health problem.” Menzies, a long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, has led the plant science industry organization since January 2014. The health issue was identified in late December. “Ted contributed a great… Read more »

We’re Gaining Ground; Now’s the Time to Tell Your Story

In the ongoing battle to make consumers more open to Canadian farmers’ use of technology, agriculture may finally be gaining some ground. That may be hard to believe, given the same old hackneyed arguments about GMOs and the like that keep surfacing. But CropLife President Ted Menzies told about 80 participants in a Farm Management… Read more »

FarmTech ’16: “Science Tells Us…” Doesn’t Cut It — Ted Menzies

Farmers and the agriculture industry as a whole need to explain why they use the technology and practices they do, stresses the CEO of CropLife Canada. As a voice for makers and distributors of plant protection and biotechnology products, Ted Menzies, the CEO of CropLife Canada, is no stranger to conversations about why agriculture needs… Read more »

2,4-D Deemed a “Possible” Carcinogen, But Without Clear Evidence

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved to categorize 2,4-D as a “possible” carcinogen, while simultaneously stating clearly it doesn’t have sufficient evidence to say the commonly used herbicide causes cancer in humans. The decision is drawing criticism from companies that sell products containing 2,4-D and agricultural groups, as the risk… Read more »

Be Proud of What You Do & What You Produce — Ted Menzies Talks Leadership on the Farm

How has farming changed? Put another way, how have expectations of farmers changed? Significantly, says CropLife Canada president and CEO Ted Menzies. And, what’s more, farmers are rising to the challenge. Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney sat down with Menzies at the recent Grow Canada Conference held at Ottawa, Ontario, earlier this month, to talk about… Read more »

Real Leaders: Agriculture as a National Issue — Ted Menzies

In November 2013, CropLife Canada announced Ted Menzies, a long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, was set to take the role of CEO and president of the organization on January 1, 2014. Menzies owned and operated a 5000-acre farm and was heavily involved in agricultural groups, including the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, Grain Growers of… Read more »