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5 December is World Soil Day: Earth is a Ticking Time bomb: In the last 25 years, 1/4 of the global land area has suffered a decline in productivity and in the ability to provide eco-systems services because of soil-carbon losses – World Soil Day: Earth is a ticking time bomb; Peak Food: Changes in food yields due to soil depletion – Desdemona Despair; Mineral Depletion in soil: North America 85%; South America 76%; Asia 76%; Africa 74%; Europe 72%; Australia 55%. – Clive Anderson; Soil mineral depletion – Anamaze, Eco Organics; Mycorrhizae help feed your plants – Greg Quinn Fine Gardening

FDR Soil Security: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people – Letter to all State Governors on a Uniform Soil Conservation Law (26 Feb 1937) and From ‘A Presidential Statement on Receipt of the Award of the Schlich Forestry Medal’ (29 Jan 1935) in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: F.D. Roosevelt, 1935, Volume 4 (1938), 65. – Today in Science.

TeddyRoosevelt: Natural Resource National Security: Theodore Roosevelt: The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others. – Address to the Deep Waterway Convention, Memphis (4 Oct 1907)  – Today in Science;  American History; Congressional Record HR 4 27 Feb 2003 Timothy J Ryan; Environmental Education Foundation Inc

Soil Simple Truth: The simple truth is it all starts with the soil – Growing Power; John Collery Ideo

Soil Health: Soil health is the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans – US Dept of Agriculture, UN Food & Agriculture Org, Oregon State Univ: Agric: Crop and Soil Science.



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