World Soil Day: The contribution of the GBA Group
On December 5th, 2019 the World Food Organization FAO points out the importance of the soil on the "World Soil Day". Soils are the basis of the ecosystem. They filter water, bind nutrients, and supply and feed the plants that feed humans and animals. However, soils are also exposed to high levels of pollution: pollutants from natural sources, but also from industry, agriculture, traffic and private households can accumulate in the soil. They enter the food chain via groundwater or plants. This year the focus of the World Soil Day is on the subject of "erosion".