According to the Sustainable Food Trust, “Most current food production methods do not nurture the soil. Instead they exploit it, as if it were an infinite resource. As a result, 52% of all soils globally are now classified as degraded – a process which ultimately turns 30 million acres of food producing land into desert every year.”
Soil health has a direct impact on the quality of our food, air and water, as well as the profitability of our farms. Our ability to feed future generations is dependent on healthy, living soil. But we are losing ground… Soil is a living resource that is currently being depleted faster than it’s being replenished. In fact, the United Nations estimates that a third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year.
Furthermore, soil degradation creates a vicious cycle, in which less carbon is stored underground (more released to atmosphere), accelerating the effects of global warming.
Learn how you can restore soil health and help reverse the trend of soil degradation.