Evidence Helps Save Environment — And Farming — From Disaster

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From afar – and maybe even up close — it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on in environmental hot spots, such as Alberta’s oilsands, despite oil company ads that tell everything is coming up roses. But agriculture needs to pay more attention to oilsands. Here’s why. It’s hard to separate agriculture and the environment, given that agriculture happens in the environment. Back in the ‘80s, when the environmental movement started labelling modern farmers polluters, I heard farmers kick back by declaring themselves the original environmentalists. How long could we stay in business, they said, if we destroyed our own…

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