By: Gemma Claxton
Published: Farmers Weekly, 20 November 2013 
 
Farmers need to “reinvigorate soils with life” in order to prevent losses and maximise outputs.
According to Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, soils are being destroyed 10 times faster than they are created, with soil losses of 2m tonnes a year.
Speaking at the National Soil Symposium in Bristol last week, Ms Browning said bigger machinery and changing weather were putting soils at risk, with 15% of our land being damaged by human activity.
“Soil is the most fundamental thing and farmers have a responsibility to protect it,” she said.
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