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What matters most lies invisible beneath our feet

Carole-Anne Lapierre

Analyst, Agriculture and Food Systems

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We humans often have the impression that plants are what feed us. And that’s certainly true to some extent. But there’s a missing ingredient, an important and fascinating variable, often left out of the equation.

That variable, out of sight beneath our feet, is soil.

The soil feeds what feeds us. It constitutes, both literally and figuratively, the foundation of our health and life on Earth. And yet, we know so little about it.

As we celebrate World Soil Day, we invite you to learn more about this living, nourishing heritage home to a quarter of the planet’s biodiversity.