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Soil health: our most prized asset

Soil health: our most prized asset

Soil is life and we must protect its health, Hutton scientists say
"It is fundamental and vital that soil health is appropriately funded and supported if we are to tackle the global challenges that our planet faces"
Soil is life and we must protect its health, Hutton scientists say

“Soil is life. We breathe the air, we drink the water and we eat the crops, we live on the soil. Soil stores twice as much carbon globally as the vegetation above ground and is a universe of microbial life working with plants to balance the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen levels in the air. It is fundamental and vital that soil health is appropriately funded and supported if we are to tackle the global challenges that our planet faces.”

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute