The Year of Soil | The Art of Monteque

2015 is the International Year of Soil If you eat and live on planet earth you know without soil, good soil we will cease to do either eat or live. The United Nations has declared it the year of soil, but do we really need the U.N. to tell us to take care of our

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CJAD 800 – News. Talk. Radio. :: Soil: Where Food Begins :: The Green File The Green File – Article

Welcome to the International Year of Soils.  If this comes as a surprise to you, no worries, you are not alone. It seems that most of us are keenly unaware of the value of our dirt (the good stuff) and I am here to help change that. On December 5th last year, Jose Graziano de

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Saving the planet begins at ground level – The Scotsman

Protecting species is all about ecosystems, says Chris West IT may be a little late to wish you all a happy New Year now, so instead I will wish you a Happy International Year of Soils (IYS). A Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiative for the United Nations (UN), IYS has the goal of raising

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Czech researchers use model to evaluate soil degradation

By Kaine Korzekwa, Crop Science Society of America Soil is strong yet fragile, reliable yet unstable, and resilient yet susceptible to change. These are all especially true when humans and their need for food enter the mix. Large amounts of evidence show soils are declining worldwide because of poor land use practices and soil management.

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