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June 1, 2010, Kingston, Ont. – While oil is still spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, Ontarians can take comfort in that energy alternatives are growing beneath their feet.


November 30, 1999
By The Kingston Whig-Standard

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June 1, 2010, Kingston, Ont. – While oil is still spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, Ontarians can take comfort in that energy alternatives are growing beneath their feet.

Ian McDonald, applied research co-ordinator for the Field Crops Unit at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, is researching new high-yield crops for Ontario farmers that have the potential to be sustainable and profitable.

McDonald is looking at crops that could be planted in areas unsuitable for traditional crops like corn and soybean to be used solely as biomass. | READ MORE

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