Archive for November 15, 2017

CHC participates in NAFTA Technical Working Group on Pesticides

Tour leader Esteban Macías describes crop protection practices at Grupo U facility.
Tour leader Esteban Macías describes crop protection practices at Grupo U facility. Photo: Caleigh Irwin

CHC recently participated in a meeting of the NAFTA Technical Working Group on Pesticides, which took place in Guanajuato, Mexico. During two days of intensive meetings, delegates from the three NAFTA countries, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, discussed priority issues: harmonization of maximum residue limits (MRLs), minor use programs, environmental issues (pollinators), and tri-lateral trade.…

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Canadian produce industry urges parliamentarians to consider important trade and health issues

Workshop participants
Produce growers and industry representatives from all over Canada participated in a workshop to prepare for meetings with over 50 parliamentarians.

On November 7 and 8, industry leaders representing the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) met with over 50 Parliamentarians and civil servants in Ottawa to discuss key issues currently affecting the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable sector. Notably, CPMA and CHC representatives addressed the need for continued free and…

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