Friday, 21 October 2011

SOIL: the Forgotten Element

United Nations Environment Program  (UNEP)  
We live, all our lives, less than 25 centimetres away from extinction.
For that is the average thickness of the thin dusting of topsoil that 
is all that stands between us and a barren planet, and on which 
we utterly depend. About a quarter of the world's agricultural land, the United Nations reports, has already been degraded, and another 12 million hectares – an area the size of the African country of Benin is lost to farming each year. TUNZA looks at the issues surrounding this forgotten crisis. more ...

PLT: I was astonished (naive?) to just learn that UNEP works with Bayer (the big German-based corporation), to "encourage young people to care for the environment." They neglect to mention that Bayer has been making farm poisons which have been killing honeybees, for years! You don't suppose Bayer has a hidden agenda here, do you? Naaaa!

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