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We’re treating our soil like dirt – from the New York Times

Wendy McNaughton is a New York Times writer/illustrator who creates the column “Meanwhile” in the paper’s Sunday Business Section. She recently spoke with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross about healthy soils, their essential place in food production, and their vital role in adapting to climate change. The story is told in the images above and below. A quote from Secretary Ross is featured in two separate slides: “It’s easy to take the soil beneath our feet for granted because it’s always been there. We need to pay attention to what’s feeding our soil so it can continue to feed us.”

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