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Push For More Food Out East

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

Newfoundland and Labrador wants farmers to increase the amount of locally produced food.


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The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador wants farmers to increase the amount of locally produced food.

Right now, the province is about 10 percent self sufficient.

By 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador want to be 20 per cent food self-sufficient.

And every ag sector has room to grow, according to Merv Wiseman, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture.

Wiseman says they currently import 99 per cent of the red meat consumed in the province and about 90 per cent of the vegetables.

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Led by efforts in the UK and Germany, renewable energy topped coal as an electricity source in the European Union last year.

According to a new report, wind, solar, and biomass produced 20.9 per cent of electricity in the EU in 2017 compared to 20.6 per cent for coal and 19.7 per cent for natural gas.

Nuclear energy is still the single-largest source of electricity production, generating 25.6 per cent of the EU's power.

The UK and Germany continued to be the main drivers, with the two nations accounting for 56 per cent of the EU's overall growth in renewable energy over the past three years.


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