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Save Our Soil

The Save Soil initiative, launched by Sadhguru, a global leader and visionary from India, is a worldwide effort to reach and educate people around the globe by rallying citizen support and advocating policies that support soil health. They seek policy changes to increase organic content in agricultural soil to a minimum of 3 to 6  percent. The approach is unique because it fosters involvement through inclusiveness, joy and inspiration. The Richmond chapter is asking people to come forward to support this cause. 

All food comes from a single source: the soil. Frequently likened to a thin layer of skin covering the earth, soil contains an ecosystem of innumerable species that anchor all life on the planet. Simply put, without soil, growing food for human consumption would be impossible. Over the past 150 years, more than half of all planetary soil has been lost. Currently, 50 percent of U.S. soil and 75 percent of European soil lacks sufficient organic content. It is predicted by scientists that by 2045, the world's population will grow to 9.3 billion people, yet will produce 40 percent less food than it is now. Scientific American has noted a massive drop in the nutrient levels in food, and 2 billion people suffer from nutritional deficiencies, according to the World Health Organization. 

To participate, please visit where you can learn more about the initiate and follow SaveSoilRVA ( Instagram, Twitter and FB) for local RVA events.

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