Big Ag is pissing away the USA’s rich topsoil

Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.

That’s the alarming finding of a new Environmental Working Group report that highlights innovative research by scientists at Iowa State University (ISU). The report is titled “Losing Ground,” and it shows in stark terms what industrial-scale crop production is doing to our soil and water in the Corn Belt.

http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-04-13-big-ag-washing-away-midwest-topsoil

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1 Response to Big Ag is pissing away the USA’s rich topsoil

  1. Topsoil says:

    Very nice video and very informative page.

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