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Founder of The Land Institute Wes Jackson talks about the importance of conserving our precious soil resources and how the work at The Land Institute contributes to those efforts.

“If you imagine the periodic chart of the elements that we see in our chemistry classrooms, in the upper third of that chart are [20-something] elements that go into life. There are only four of those in the atmospheric commons, the [others] are in that soil- the stuff of which we’re made. And so, soil is more important than oil and as much of a non-renewable resource as oil.”
-Wes Jackson, Founder of The Land Institute

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