Canada leads on stewardship
The Canadian industry association, CropLife Canada, claims to have the world's leading stewardship programmes for agrochemicals and plant biotechnology products. The group has highlighted its achievements over the past 15-20 years in its first stewardship benchmarking report. "We are very proud of our members' commitment to safe, environmentally responsible practices and of our unique 'stewardshipfirst' programme," says CropLife Canada's president, Lorne Hepworth. Some 52% of the association's budget is allocated to stewardship efforts, if conference costs are excluded.