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Human Activity and the Environment

2010-03-19

A new study released by Statistics Canada called Human Activity and the Environment takes a close look at how Canada’s food industry is affecting the environment.
Betsy Donald, a professor of Geography at Queen’s University, can comment on this report and the significance of its findings. “This report is probably the first to explicitly reveal the significant impact that Canadian oil-based agriculture and food processing are having on our environment,” she says. “We do have some innovative and sustainable practices in Ontario, but they are in the minority.”
Professor Donald can provide examples of sustainable companies, fossil-fuel free farming and comment on her contributions to an Ontario Government policy report entitled From Kraft to Craft: innovation and creativity in Ontario's food economy.
A PDF of the study can be found on the Statistics Canada website. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/090609/dq090609a-eng.htm
To arrange an interview, please contact Stephanie Earp at 613.533.6000 x 79173, stephanie.earp@queensu.ca or Jeff Drake, 613.533.2877, jeff.drake@queensu.ca, Queen’s News and Media Services.

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