Founded in 1969, American Vanguard is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets crop protection, turf and ornamental products and public health insecticides.
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.
Although the world population has doubled in the last 40 years, the area of land devoted to food production has remained virtually constant; crop protection products have enabled farmers to produce higher yields of their crops on less land. In fact, U.S. farmers provide 18% of the world’s food supply on only 10% of the world’s farmland.
CropLife Conversations - Environmental Defense Fund
Suzy Friedman Conversation
The third in a series of sit down interviews, Barb Glenn talks with Suzy Friedman, Deputy Director, Working Lands at the Environmental Defense Fund. In this new CLA web video, Barb and Suzy discuss how important environmental stewardship is to both organizations. Suzy notes that modern agriculture must continue to maintain production on agricultural lands to meet the needs of a growing population. Barb and Suzy also talk about the significance of integrated pest management and its role in environmental stewardship.