IN THE NEWS
UK Government warns we are 30-40 years away from eradication of soil fertility for growing our food in parts of the UK.
Globally scientists have predicted we have only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation continues.
Generating three cm of top soil takes 1,000 years.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT
Topsoil is required for growing our food and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior United Nations officials have stated.
Therefore we have only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation continues and we don’t change methods.