In this timely presentation, nutrition specialist, Graeme Sait, highlights the profound connection between soil health, human health and planetary health. If "we are what we eat" and what we eat is grown in demineralised, lifeless soils, then compromised animal and human health would seem inevitable.

However, there is more involved in this equation. There is a growing realisation that sequestering carbon in the soil (building humus) is the only viable solution to rapidly reduce greenhouse gases to neutralise the climate change time bomb.

The good news here is that humus is also what determines food quality, pest pressure, irrigation requirements, and the need for petrochemical-based inputs in agriculture. We are looking at the ultimate win/win scenario when we build soil carbon. What is best for the environment turns out to be what is best for all of us!

Speaker:
Graeme Sait
Location:
Woodford Folk Festival
Date:
2009
Running time:
65min
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