"We are dealing with ten global issues at the moment: food security, availability of water, climate change, energy demand, waste disposal, extinction of biodiversity, soil degradation and desertification, poverty, political and ethnic instability, and rapid population increase. The solution to all of these lies in soil management."
- Rattan Lal,
soil scientist, director of Ohio State University Carbon Management and Sequestration Center,
January 29, 2009