Soil has an impact on human health in ways that are rarely recognized, according to Anna Wade, Ph.D. student in Environment at Duke University and Elizabeth Stulberg, Ph.D., Science Policy Manager for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
The Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health was one step towards integrating interests in the soil and medical communities, the authors said. “The onus is now on us to send a clear and consistent message that soil and human health research collaborations are a priority. The Societies can host smaller meetings between soil scientists and public health researchers that could further refine research questions….”
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