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'Peak soil' threatens global food security

The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.

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Amazon forest loss at lowest in 23 years

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region fell to its lowest in 23 years in the year through July, the government said on Monday, attributing the drop to its tougher stance against illegal logging. Destruction of the Brazilian portion of the

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