OTTAWA – Canada’s upper chamber is getting down to earth: The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is about to start a new study on soil health.
Soil experts, researchers and other Canadian soil advocates are expected to take part in the process.
“Improving soil health is not a one-size-fits-all endeavour across Canada’s varied soil landscape,” said Ontario Senator Rob Black, chair of the committee and a lifelong agricultural advocate. “But it is clear that ensuring the health and conservation of Canadian soils is a shared responsibility and will require collective leadership and sustained commitment and action by those responsible for managing soil across the country.”
The Senate last completed a study on soil health in 1984.