And here y'go. Sort of makes you wonder how you can read two pieces like this and the last one on the same planet. We need 6m hectares a year of new farmland a year to keep up with food demand. And we're trashing 12 million hectares a year. So ... we're wrecking TWICE as much as we need to CREATE. Ouchouchouch. Interestingly, it also cites research that shows that "soil in allotments – the small patches in towns and cities that people cultivate by hand – contains a third more organic carbon than agricultural soil and 25% more nitrogen. This is one of the reasons why allotment holders produce between four and 11 times more food per hectare than do farmers". If you can stomach the whole read, it's here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life
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