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Loss of soil threatens food production, UK government warns

Date : 24th September 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



More than 2m tonnes of topsoil from farms and forests is being eroded by wind and rain each year, jeopardising efforts to increase food production, the UK government said today. The soil erosion is reducing the amount of food grown, increasing the risk of flooding and undermining efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/24/topsoil-farming-defra





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