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AJ+: Turning Deadly Poop Into Fertile Soil

Turning Deadly Poop Into Fertile Soil Haiti is fighting cholera by turning human poop into rich fertilizer. Posted by AJ+ on Sunday, February 26, 2017 Other Recent SOIL Coverage  

Al Jazeera: The world can't afford to keep wasting soil

By Stan Cox, in Al Jazeera on January 12, 2012. One-third of Earth's soil is degraded because of unsustainable farming methods, which could lead to a major food crisis. Salina, Kansas - Late last year, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released a hair-raising report on the state of the world's soil and water resources. The bottomline: 25 per cent of the world's food-producing soils are highly degraded or are rapidly being degraded. Add to that other soils which they say are degrading "moderately", and the area under threat amounts to one-third of the Earth's endowment of cropland. Loss of productive soil, FAO reported, is ...