Pre-harvest glyphosate access slipping away
Source: Kevin Hursh, Producer.com, February 6, 2020
Known for its breakfast cereals, the iconic company has reportedly bowed to a shareholder pressure group with a commitment to phase out pre-harvest glyphosate on its oat and wheat purchases by the end of 2025.
The noose continues to tighten around glyphosate as more companies refuse to buy grain that has had a pre-harvest application.
Three recent examples have materialized. These are in addition to the oat and pulse crop buyers that have been shunning crop treated with glyphosate for the past few years.
Roquette, the company building a $400 million pea fractionation facility at Portage la Prairie, Man., has announced the identity-preserved (IP) production system it will use for contracting its pea supply.
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