‘Forgotten cousin of agriculture’: Senate committee digs into soil health in Guelph

Healthy soil is key to growing food, purifying water, cleaning air and sustaining life.  So how healthy is Canada’s soil?

The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is digging into that question with a study on Canadian soil health. The committee is examining the status of Canada’s soil conditions to identify ways to better preserve our soil and to seek input on how the federal government can help producers — and all Canadians — thrive. The committee is also exploring different carbon sequestration techniques to boost soil health, prevent soil degradation and mitigate climate change.

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