Modern farming methods are critical to supplying a safe, affordable and sustainable supply of food. But it's important that we minimise the impact of food production on the environment and wildlife.
The use of pesticides allows us to maximise productivity on existing agricultural land, leaving uncropped land as habitat for wildlife.
So, far from being detrimental to the environment, modern farming relies on the innovations plant science provides to maintain biodiversity and wildlife.
To find out more about how crop protection helps make our land as productive as possible, for food and wildlife, watch our animation.