CropLife America president promotes technology to reduce waste

CropLife America encourages everyone to learn how to reduce food waste. | File photo

The Maximum Residue Level (MRL) Roundtable held at the beginning of June featured a presentation by Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America, titled "How Modern Agriculture Reduces Food Waste and the Role of MRL Harmonization."

The focus of the presentation was how advanced farming technology is helping to decrease food waste.

Growers, packers, shippers, pest control advisers, crop protection registrants, government regulators, trade experts and other stakeholders in international trade listened to the various speakers on topics including exporting agriculture products and crop protection products.

“Using today’s production technologies, farmers in the U.S. can produce high quality, affordable food that is more likely to make it to the consumer’s plate,” Vroom said. “Whether helping farmers to judiciously control insects or manage fungal disease, crop protection products are helping growers reduce crop loss, while producing fruits and vegetables that have longer shelf-lives. Weed control can reduce plant stress and yield produce that is more robust, increasing the likelihood of it reaching your family’s table.”

CropLife America encourages everyone to learn how to reduce food waste by researching online and following CropLife America on their various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“We all can be part of the social media conversation — it’s only a tweet away,” Vroom said.

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