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Dufferin County makes history!

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Nov 20th, 2013
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From Food & Water First November 20 2013

From the smallest towns in rural Ontario to the largest city in Canada, the Food & Water First movement continues to gain support!

Dufferin County — home of the Stop the Mega Quarry campaign — has voted unanimously to become the first Food & Water First county in the province.

Here’s the motion:

WHEREAS only 5% of Ontario’s land is suitable for farming;

AND WHEREAS only half of one percent of Canada’s soil is Class 1;

AND WHEREAS Ontario, with over 56% of Canada’s Class 1 land has lost, in the two decades between 1976 and 1996, 18% of its Class 1 land;

AND WHEREAS prime farmland is a non-renewable finite resource;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The County of Dufferin endorse the Food & Water First campaign. Thanks to NDACT vice-chair, Shirley Boxem, for her excellent presentation before Dufferin County Council!

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