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How Much Soil Is There?

approximately 1/10 of apple skin

    The remaining 10% (approximately*)- this small fragment of the land area - represents the soil we depend on for the world's food supply. This fragment competes with all other needs - housing, cities, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, land fills, etc., etc. And, sometimes, it doesn't win.

    *There is difficulty within the scientific community in coming up with an exact figure

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Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Council

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Last Updated: September 26, 2003