Humus is a human right
The world's land, soil, earth, dirt, humus or whatever else you want to call it, is being degraded in many different ways. According to recent studies, during the last couple of decennia 24% of the global land area has been degrading. Approximately 80% of the world’s agricultural land suffers moderate to severe soil erosion. In the last 40 years about 30% of the world’s arable land has become unproductive due to erosion. World agricultural production accounts for about three-quarters of the soil erosion worldwide. In short: we are losing humus!
So far the loss of humus has been merely treated as an environmental issue. It is time to start seeing humus as a human rights matter. We need legal protection for our soil, everywhere. It is time to recognise that people have a right to humus. Everyone has a right to humus and everyone can do something to promote and defend this right!