At the recent Summit on Canadian Soil Health in Guelph, Ontario, Don Lobb, a farmer and conservation leader in Canada emphasized the importance of proper management of soils:
“No civilization has ever survived the consequences of exploitative agriculture. As soil was degraded, the survivors moved on to new frontiers. Today, there are no new frontiers. We must take advantage of the one opportunity left- intensive, scientifically sound, responsible soil management that accommodates a healthy soil biota community”.