Business & Policy
Feds invest in Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops
By Top Crop Manager
Apr. 14, 2015 - The federal government has contributed over $1 million for the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops' (CRSC) work to establish metrics on sustainable crop production.
"Consumers are increasingly demanding more information about the characteristics of the food they eat," Mark Brock, co-chair of the CRSC and a director with Grain Farmers of Ontario, said in a news release. "Canadian agriculture has made great strides in reducing our environmental footprint; this project will give us a consistent and scientifically reliable way to report on our sustainability with a lot of credibility."
Carried out over three years, the Crop Sustainability Metrics Platform will be designed to enable Canadian suppliers to respond with knowledge and authority to global marketplace demands for sustainability information and, in turn, position Canada as a recognized world leader in the sustainable production of grains, oilseeds, pulses and special crops. This project will provide a collective solution on sustainability reporting that balances value chain needs from producers to consumers.