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March 23rd, 2017 / The Conversation

thumb.aspx The next time you bite into an apple, spare a thought for the soils that helped to produce it. Soils play a vital role, not just in an apple’s growth, but in our own health too. The formation of soil, pedogenesis, is a very slow process. Creating one millimetre of soil coverage can take anything from a few years to an entire millennium. But with soils around the world under threat, we’re in danger of losing their health benefits faster than they are replaced. Read more