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Healthy Soil is the Real Key to Feeding the World

2017-04-05 17:23:29

When ESS Professor David Montgomery embarked on a six-month trip to visit farms around the world to research his forthcoming book, “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” the innovative farmers he met showed him that regenerative farming practices can restore the world’s agricultural soils. In both the developed and developing worlds, these farmers rapidly rebuilt the fertility of their degraded soil, which then allowed them to maintain high yields using far less fertilizer and fewer pesticides.

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