Food production could be impacted in the future, say experts.
Soil isn't really something I ever thought I would be writing about. I've always enjoyed doing a bit of digging or jumping in muddy puddles and squelching through wet fields in my wellies. And I've always had a special love for that smell of rain falling after a period of warm, dry weather.
South African consumers are paying closer attention to what they're putting in -- and on -- their bodies.
A high level meeting in London on Wednesday October 26th will consider a question that is among the most important challenges
The quality of our soil determines how successful we are at tackling food security and climate change - yet we treat it like dirt. A new animated film from the Soil Association celebrates one of our most important natural resources on World Soils Day.
Soils are magical and mysterious, essential to all life on earth, but extremely vulnerable, and being terribly damaged. We
Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.
Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.
It's clear to me, and no doubt the thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed by the winter floods that it's not just nature that is to blame for the now annual flood destruction, farmers and Government must also share in the responsibility. After all, we had been warned. And repeatedly.