Wounding Earth's Fragile Skin

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Science  11 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5677, pp. 1616-1618
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5677.1616

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Soil degradation in all its nefarious forms is not a prelude to mass starvation, as analysts once feared. Nevertheless, it is eroding crop yields and contributing to malnourishment in many corners of the globe.