The business case for soil : Nature News & Comment

Jess Davies

15 March 2017

Action on soil sustainability must move beyond the farm and into the boardroom, urges Jess Davies.

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Salt in the soil in the Grand Valley, Colorado, leaches to the surface or is pushed up by groundwater.

Nobody likes dirty business, but the business world must get to grips with dirt. Soil provides food, fibres and fuels, and regulates water resources and climate. Yet most businesses are unaware that their bottom lines depend on soil; nor are they aware of the risks they face from its degradation. More must recognize that improving soil quality is a smart investment

http://www.nature.com/news/the-business-case-for-soil-1.21623

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