Saving Heritage Breeds in Augusta, Ontario

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Saving Heritage Breeds in Augusta, Ontario
To: Reeve Mel Campbell
Topic: Saving heritage breeds in Augusta township
Background
Over the past century, traditional livestock and heirloom plants have gradually been pushed aside in favour of genetically homogeneous products that offer the sort of specific genetic traits that mass-producers seek. There has been a profound attrition in the number of livestock species in recent decades (Upper Canada Heritage Meat, 2010). To elaborate, the drastic reduction of breed variety caused by the rise of industrial agriculture has been devastating to many livestock breeds: within the past 15 years alone, 190 breeds of farm animals have gone extinct worldwide; there are 1500 others that are now facing...
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