Soil erosion is second only to population growth as the biggest environmental problem the world faces… yet the problem which is growing even more critical is being ignored because who gets excited about dirt?
— David Pimentel, Cornell University, Massachusetts

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The Times

Time is growing short to save soil fertility, Gove tells farmers

Britain is only several decades away from the “fundamental eradication of soil fertility”, the environment secretary has warned, in a stark call to action for farmers and environmentalists.

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The Guardian

UK is 30-40 years away from 'eradication of soil fertility', warns Gove

Farmers must be incentivised to tackle decline in biodiversity, says environment secretary at launch of parliamentary soil body

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The Telegraph

Britain's soil to become infertile within 40 years due to intensive farming, warns Gove

The UK has only 40 years of fertile crop growing left because intensive farming is “cutting the ground from beneath" our feet, Michael Gove has warned.

 
Gove pledges action to protect soils

Farmers Weekly

Gove pledges action to protect soils

Michael Gove has pledged to make protecting soil health a central pillar of farming policy and the system of farm support that will replace the CAP.

Farms could become a wasteland in just 30 years, says Gove: Environment Secretary warns intensive farming and chemical sprays are damaging soil

The Daily Mail

Farms could become a wasteland in just 30 years, says Gove: Environment Secretary warns intensive farming and chemical sprays are damaging soil

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Fruit Net

Soil health wins government attention

A high-profile launch of the new Sustainable Soils Alliance at the House of Commons has pushed issue up government agenda

 
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Plant Based News

UK To Lose Soil Fertility In 30 Years, Says Environment Secretary

Michael Gove blames intensive farming practices

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Farming UK

UK will see 'fundamental eradication of soil fertility', Gove warns

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said the UK will see the "fundamental eradication of soil fertility" because industrial farming has "damaged the earth".

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My Green Pod

(Guardian Weekend Supplement)

Gaining Ground on Losing Soil