“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself”

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: Juni 2

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: New Statesman

Author(s): Mark Fitzsimmons

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Healthy soil can be an economic asset

On 26 February 1937, the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote to all state governors in the US. In his letter he made the case for effective soil management, including the powerful phrase: “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”

His plea related directly to extreme climate events occurring in the US at that period. It also demonstrated political leadership in soil management and conservation to address the risk of its wholesale decline and degradation.

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