(Pic of EF and MO off to meet Lords)

(Pics of Lords on board?)

To support our efforts to highlight the need for investment in soil monitoring in the 25 Year Environment Plan, we have submitted a freedom of information request to Defra for details of government spending on air, water, biodiversity and soil. 

Our expectation is that the FOI will reveal soil monitoring receives a considerably smaller proportion of spending relative to these other key environmental indicators – and reinforce the argument that soil health needs and deserves greater investment if the Environment Plan’s goals for clean air, water, carbon storage and other environmental factors, as well as soil health, are to be met.

(Progress so far….)