Canada's plant science industry hails Ontario investment in bio-resource innovation



    TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - Canada's plant science industry is hailing
today's announcement by the Ontario government that it will make a major
investment in research to find new ways of using agricultural products in the
auto sector.
    "Investing today in the development of leading edge bio-resources will
help ensure that Canada is able to capture a share of the growing global
bio-economy in the future," said Denise Dewar, Vice-President of CropLife
Canada.
    "Innovation in bio-plastics and other plant-based resources for the
future is key to both the health of our economy and the health of the
environment. We applaud the Ontario government for its leadership in this
area."
    CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the developers,
manufacturers and distributors of plant science innovations, and is the
principal partner in GrowCanada, a coalition of leading agricultural producers
and technology developers working together to provide new products and new
solutions for agriculture, nutrition, health, energy and environmental
challenges facing Canada and the world.
    The global bio-economy has the potential to grow to a value of some
$500 billion by 2015.
    "The federal government and the other provinces should follow Ontario's
lead in partnering with agriculture producers and technology developers to
ensure Canada's place in the bio-economy of tomorrow," Dewar added.





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For further information: To arrange interviews with Denise Dewar,
contact: Bob Reid, Veritas Communications, (416) 482-2248 Ext. 245,
www.croplife.ca

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