The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food but it’s rapidly disappearing

Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planets population The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared in the world soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished. If we continue to degrade the soil at the rate we are now, the world could run out of will toxic america embed The hold an additional 40,000 gallons of water. Once they stopped tilling, the Berns family saw organic matter in the …