No Farms No Food is a group of concerned residents and farmers from across the province, and believes that agricultural land is a valuable finite resource. Because there are so many important reasons to preserve agricultural land, it is vital at this time to make a case for farmland to the review panel members who face the enormous task of absorbing all relevant material and understanding all the negative impacts that hydraulic fracturing can have on rural communities and how it could create excessive fragmentation of our agricultural land base.
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No Farms No Food members, who include many farmers and professionals, are passionate about protecting farmland and preserving our farming heritage. We are avid supporters of buy local initiatives and we will vigorously oppose the devastation that will occur on our farmland and to rural communities if fracking is permitted in Nova Scotia. We do not need to experience firsthand the negative impacts caused by this industry to farms in order to learn the bitter lessons that so many others have in their rural communities. What the shale extraction industry has done in other communities, it will undoubtedly do to us here in Nova Scotia.