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Environmental Pillar Submission to the department of Agriculture Submission on the Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Food Harvest 2020

Issued on: 18 July 2012

Environmental Pillar Submission to the department of Agriculture

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Summary

The Environmental Pillar is a national Social Partner established by Government decision in 2009. It is an advocacy coalition of 27 national environmental NGOs, of which Friends of the Earth Ireland is one.

This submission details the likely environmental impacts of the Food Harvest 2020 stratgey, including the probable effects on waters, soils, biodiversity, climate, greenhouse gas emissions and landscape.

It asserts that: "The development and implementation of this Government Strategic Policy without the serious look at how it impacts on the long-term well-being of the country is both illegal and irresponsible."

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