Slow Money: Reconnecting the Economy to Soil, Biodiversity and Food Quality

What does soil fertility have to do with social capital, community, and our understanding of our place in the grand scheme of things?

Peak Soil
We have slipped during the past half century — as if pulled by the gravitational or centripetal forces of population growth, technological innovation, consumerism and free markets — into a food system that treats the soil as if it were nothing more than a medium for holding plant roots so that they can be force-fed a chemical diet.