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CropLife Asia promotes the benefits and responsible use of crop protection and plant biotechnology products, as well as sound regulatory frameworks in support of sustainable agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region. CropLife Asia supports the work of 15 member associations and is led by member companies at the forefront of crop production research and development.
Agricultural output has to double in the next 20-30 years in order to feed the world’s population. By 2030, the United Nations predicts there is likely to be 1.7 billion more people to feed worldwide. Farmers must have access to crop protection solutions to grow more food per acre.
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.