UK is 30-40 years away from 'eradication of soil fertility', warns Gove

Farmers should be incentivised to deal with decline in biodiversity, says surroundings secretary at launch of parliamentary soil physique

The UK is 30 to 40 years away from “the elemental eradication of soil fertility” in elements of the nation, the surroundings secretary Michael Gove has warned.

“We now have inspired a sort of farming which has broken the earth,” Gove informed the parliamentary launch of the Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA). “Nations can face up to coups d’état, wars and battle, even leaving the EU, however no nation can face up to the lack of its soil and fertility.

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