The decision to change to a vegan diet is better, not just for animals and the rainforest, but for other environmental disasters linked to livestock production - expanding deserts, soil degradation
, global warming, nitrogen pollution, antibiotic resistance and superbugs.
KARACHI -- The provincial government of Sindh and the federal government have agreed to construct a barrage on River Indus at 45 kilometres upstream the Arabian Sea in the south of Thatta and in the east of Karachi to address environmental issues such as sea intrusion and soil degradation
According to Mahmud, the means of livelihood of 40 million Nigerians in 11 frontline states who depend on land resources is threatened by soil degradation
The Sustainable Food Trust believes soil degradation
can be halted and even reversed through a return to mixed farming systems which include pasture and nitrogen-fixing forage legumes grazed by ruminant animals.
Further 'deforestation, loss of wildlife, soil degradation
, pollution and rocketing ill health' were serious risks without urgent action, warned the RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission's report, Our Future in the Land, published this week.
Further "deforestation, loss of wildlife, soil degradation
, widespread pollution and rocketing diet-related illhealth" are serious risks without urgent action, the analysis warned.
More than 750 million hectares of land in Africa are affected by soil degradation
due to urbanisation and agriculture.
"We don't seem to realize that we're losing a lot of arable land at an alarming rate each year (to soil degradation
, urbanization, and intensive farming), where we should be increasing it to feed the growing world population.
He said we have lost agriculture productivity because of water scarcity, soil degradation
and excessive use of chemical input to crops.
Scientists at Sheffield were approached by Sohar University to construct a greenhouse that cools rather than warms and can deal with issues like lack of water and soil degradation
- a massive problem particularly in the region.
"Following up with a disc harrow gives further residual moisture loss along with soil degradation
. This method makes a dry seedbed with poor soil structure and results in crop yield limitations.