Created through the consolidation of the lifescience divisions of Tomen Corporation and Nichimen Corporation, Arysta LifeScience is now the world’s largest privately held agrochemical company. From our headquarters in Tokyo, we market a portfolio of more than 150 products, including Select, Orthene, Everest, Eminent and Cosmic, in more than 125 countries worldwide.
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.
Crop plants must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. Despite the use of modern crop protection products, 20-40% of potential food production is still lost every year to pests. An adequate, reliable food supply cannot be guaranteed without the use of crop protection products.
Pollinator Week - CLA Members and Allies Talk Pollinators
Pollinator Week Conversation
The United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week, in recognition of pollinator species' importance to agriculture and to forest and grassland environments and other ecosystems. In this video CLA member Cindy Baker Smith of Gowan Group, Arizona Beekeeper Rick Smith, and the National Cotton Council's Don Parker discuss the importance of pollinators and how the crop protection industry is working with beekeepers around the country to ensure that an open dialogue occurs on key issues.