SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Investing in Healthy Soils

On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN says the world can no longer afford to degrade land through unsustainable farming and then walk away when this land becomes barren. Our lives and civilizations depend on the land so we must invest in healthy soils to secure our rights to food and freshwater, said Ban Ki-moon.