Saving Our SOIL

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Our soil is the most extensive ecosystem on the planet, and so few people know anything about it. Soil is not a separate subject from the whole cycle of what we consume for our health. It is the habitat upon which zillions of lives thrive upon. The soil on our planet produces a large percentage of our food. Organic content into sand turns into soil and if you remove all organic content from the soil, it will become just sand. There must be a minimum organic content within our soil in normal agricultural soil. If topsoil nutrient levels drop, then the level of micronutrients from our food would provide fewer nutrients.

To put it in perspective, one TSP of healthy soil contains more microbes than there are nearly people on Earth. The microbial life in the first 12 to 15 inches of topsoil is the basis of our existence. It is this magic beneath our feet that has produced life. This soil is the basis for about 87 % of life on this planet, including you and me. Regeneration of soil is key to us for years to come. Soil is our wealth and legacy.

Agriculture, deforestation, and other factors have degraded and eroded topsoil. Globally, 52 percent of agricultural land is already degraded. Poor soil leads to poor nutritional value. If our fruits and vegetables contain fewer nutrients due to soil degradation, this will lead to nutritional deficiencies leading to many diseases. Soil plays a vital role in the Earth’s ecosystem, and without it, human life would be very difficult. Soil not only provides man with essential construction and manufacturing materials but an irreplaceable role circling back to our health. Regeneration of soil is key to us for years to come. It is our wealth and our legacy and should never be overlooked.

Photo by – Sadhguru

Without our soil, there is a likelihood of:

  • A Food Crisis
  • Water Scarcity
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Loss of livelihood
  • Conflict in migration/possible war on starvation

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