The call for a national soil health strategy needs closer inspection



The recently announced Bill C-290, the Soil Conservation Act, has many steps to pass through before becoming an act. The premise of the bill — supporting efforts to create a national soil health strategy, that soil is the foundation for sustainable food production, enhanced biodiversity, cleaner air and water, and are at the root of the agriculture and agri-food value chain — is well-founded. These are facts that we already know and that we know need to be worked on. I’m sure MP and NDP ag critic Alistair MacGregor has good intentions for the bill, but as a Private Member’s bill…

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