From small rural municipalities to Toronto, the Food & Water First movement continues to win support. Dufferin County has voted unanimously to become a Food & Water First county, the first county in Ontario to do so! Dufferin County Council members passed the following 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.
Thank you, Dufferin County!