From the AP:

The cause of the current global food crisis is mostly based on market forces, speculation and hoarding, experts say. But beyond the economics lie droughts and floods, plant diseases and pests, and all too often, poor soil.

A generation ago, through better types of plants, Earth’s food production exploded in what was then called the “green revolution.” Some people thought the problem of feeding the world was solved and moved on. However, developing these new “magic seeds” was the easy part. The crucial element, fertile soil, was missing.

I’m bidding for dirt, in size.

Source:
World’s Dirt Deteriorates
AP

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