Founder of River Cottage
Everything we eat flows from the soil. Healthy soil provides nourishment and nutrients, goodness and taste. But when we lose sight of its precious living quality, we are in danger of losing a vital thread in the web of life. When it is over-exploited, the very system we depend on is destroyed. We are impoverished and left vulnerable.
Soils are facing a crisis as we have allowed them to degrade and wash away the world over. We need to act fast before we reach an irrecoverable tipping point in the soil’s capacity to regenerate and continue to provide not only good food, but food at all. We must hand over to the next generation soils that are secured, nurtured and cared for. This is why I fully support the aims and philosophy of the Sustainable Soils Alliance I believe it can help people and organisations reach beyond their traditional boundaries, so that the UK can grasp this unique opportunity and become the world leader in soil health recovery and sustainability standards.