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It’s estimated that the world has just until the middle of the century to mitigate the most disastrous effects of climate change, and it will take a concerted effort across all aspects of the economy to make the necessary changes to lower the Earth’s temperature. In September, The Globe and Mail took a closer look at one Canadian sector’s response to the climate crisis, exploring the agriculture industry’s efforts to restore biodiversity, improve soil health and reduce carbon emissions. Experts joined Senior Business Writer and Columnist Rita Trichur in a conversation that spanned a wide range of topics including the importance of our water systems, cover cropping, severe weather patterns and consumer education. The webcast began with a special one-on-one interview with the President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Mary Robinson, which was followed by a panel discussion featuring Steve Kenyon, an Alberta farmer and founder of Greener Pastures Ranching Ltd.; Anjali Marok, the Global Sustainability Strategy Leader at Corteva Agriscience; Ian McCreary, a Saskatchewan grain and livestock farmer; and Arzeena Hamir, co-owner of the certified organic Amara Farm in Comox Valley, B.C.
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