With approximately 4,600 employees, Chemtura is a leading global supplier of plastic additives, including flame retardants; a leading manufacturer of pool and spa products; a global leader in seed treatment and miticides in the agricultural market; the largest component supplier to the lubricants industry; and a top global producer of urethane polymers.
CropLife International is a global federation representing the plant science industry. CLI addresses international developments in the area of crop protection (pesticides), biotechnology (GMOs) and sustainable agriculture. CLI is committed to the safe and responsible use of the industry's products in order to provide safe and abundant food as well as other benefits back to the consumer.
U.S. consumers spend about 10% of their income on food, while consumers in other countries, such as France and India, use between 13 – 35% of their income on food.
Senator Kay Hagan Praises Ag Biotechnology
Senator Hagan on Biotechnology
Last May, North Carolina's U.S. Senator, Kay Hagan (D) spoke at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's first ever ag biotech symposium. CLA's Jay Vroom and Bayer CropScience's Bill Buckner (current CLA board chair) also appeared on the same program. In her speech, Senator Hagan praises modern agriculture for its economic and educational benefits as well as its innovation.
Hagan notes that to solve global crises on limited resources, farmers must be able to get every drop out of every acre of land to be able to produce enough food for a growing world population. Many of CropLife America's member companies are helping to solve these crises with their innovative crop protection and biotechnology products.