Statement on World Soil Day 2017

December 05, 2017
(OTTAWA) – A statement in recognition of World Soil Day 2017:

“Our soil, which is among our most valuable resources, is being contaminated and eroded to unsustainable levels. If we want to continue living in a country that grants us privileged access to nutritious food, it is time we paid closer attention to the quality of our soil,” said Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).

“The Senate Committee report, Soil at risk: Canada’s eroding future, warned Canadians as far back as 1984 of the issue of soil degradation. Soils around the world are being degraded at an alarming rate. Canada should lead the way in protecting the fertility of this most precious of resources at home, and pushing for more sustainable management practices abroad,” concluded Ms. May.