2015 was the United Nations Year of the Soils. What a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness on this “silent ally” that is adaptable, flexible, generous and silent.
It is the soil that embraces the seeds to allow them to become plants for nurturing human and animal species.
Today our planet is facing tremendous challenges, over-population, water shortage, climate change and more, more and more. When we look at the way we have treated the soil in the last 60-70 years, with hybrid and genetically modified seeds, the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticide encouraged, we find corporations prioritizing profit over values. The scandal has come to the point of privatizing and patenting seeds that have always been given to us for free by mother earth since the beginning of time.