Peak soil: act now or the very ground beneath us will die

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Article from the Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/   The health of our soils is more important now than ever, says the Soil Association’s Helen Browning – especially with the challenges that climate change will bring … We are destroying soils worldwide ten times faster than nature can restore them. As a...
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Working with oxen calls to humanities’ ancient roots, but could also provide hope for a green future

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As a by-product of the conventional dairy industry more than 100,000 male calves are killed in Britain every year soon after birth. Others are eaten as veal or fattened up to end up on the dinner plate as artery-thickening sirloin steak. What a breath-taking waste and insult to the...
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A cow can power a home

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Although cow dung has been used for thousands of years to create fertile soils, it also has another use as a fuel. In many countries from China to Kenya, Guatemala to India, cow dung is often dried and burnt as fuel for cooking.  Now in India, small scale farmers...
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