ANGIE TAGTOW: The correlation of the health of the soil with the health of a plant that grows in that soil

The relationship between a plant root and soil is very similar to the functionality of our digestive tracts. Yes, the science proves that healthy soil grows healthy food. As food and nutrition professionals, we know the science proves that healthy food nourishes healthy eaters, and public health practitioners know the science proves that healthy eaters live in healthy communities. Applying a systems lens to the food system enables dietitians to expand the scientific tools in our toolbox.

What can RDs do today to be better stewards of our nation’s soil?

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Palma suicide may soon disappear due to deforestation in Madagascar

About 80% of the species of palm trees, most of which are grown only in Madagascar, including palm-"suicide" may disappear in the near future due to the felling of the jungle, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

IUCN experts presented the results of his study of palm trees in Madagascar during the regular 11th session of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which these days is held in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

"Palm trees — an integral part of the biodiversity of the island. Moreover, local people are actively using these trees to build their huts,

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