Keeping Crop Protection Safe
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Farmers need safe and sustainable solutions to bring their crops to harvest. FAO estimated roughly 20–40% of the world’s crops are lost to weeds, pests, and diseases. And without the use of safe and reliable crop protection solutions, those losses would be much greater. That’s why we follow a rigorous process to ensure that the pesticides we bring to the market are safe for humans and animals and have no unacceptable risks for the environment when following label instructions. Discover what goes into developing solutions that support a sustainable food system.
The Regulatory Process for Pesticides
Crop protection must be effective and safe in order to improve agriculture. That’s why we adhere to rigorous guidelines to ensure that these solutions safely benefit farmers, consumers and our planet.
Our mission is to achieve "Health for all, Hunger for none", which is why we use science to deliver solutions that are safe on the farm, at the market, on your dinner table and beyond.
Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. The same is true for crop protection, which is why we develop solutions that care for the natural resources and ecosystems that support all life.
Regulatory Safety Topics in the News
We recognize that media reports may have raised questions or concerns among the public. At times, such reports can present a narrow and sensationalized view of complex scientific topics. As such, we are committed to transparency and ensuring that the scientific evidence surrounding our agricultural products is readily accessible. Our mission is to bridge the information gap by offering a comprehensive collection of resources that provide a deeper understanding and broader context of these topics.
Developing safe and sustainable products and ensuring the safety of their use from invention to end of life is a top priority for us. We have issued a report including tangible examples to demonstrate how we live the voluntary FAO-WHO Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management and follow through with our commitments.