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“Nearly 33 per cent of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution in the last 40 years.” – Duncan Cameron, University of Sheffield.

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Speaking at the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris on Dec. 2, experts from the University of Sheffield’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures revealed that nearly 33 per cent of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution in the last 40 years and vital action must now be taken to