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Farmers look to capture carbon as warnings of climate shocks grow louder

Reference: CTV News

Canadian farmers are cultivating some sustainable farming techniques that the United Nations' latest climate change report identified as particularly useful for an industry it concluded must make drastic changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report last week warning that global food supplies are at risk from climate change and land degradation.

One major conclusion was that the agricultural sector needs to rethink traditional practices, including producing less meat and more plants --which require less room to grow and produce fewer emissions -- otherwise Canada will not be spared from the global impacts of food shortages and price shocks if temperatures continue to rise...Read More