From the edition of Saturday 7 May. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times. Also contains the saddest word for any follower of the WaikTimes letters page: “Abridged”.
Soil gives life
Amazing nature – we all automatically respect space rockets going to the moon and space travel but what if the same amount of funding and time spent on soil development.
The world is looking for the answer in space to solve the world problems like the planet Mars and Venus to boost world food production among other mineral prospects and military advantages.
While space scientists are developing space travel they may find that soil development is where they should be looking. It’s so easy to understand rockets and space exploration but give little thought to the wonders from the soil we benefit so much from on earth. The world’s scientific wonders are in soil and we should recognise the daily wonders of the very soil that feeds us under all conditions. Soil development is the misunderstood and neglected scientific wonder we have right here on earth.
The world needs soil development – it’s never been studied or researched by the United Nations as the important issue it is. It should be introduced as a major development programme. Make soil development a world research programme before it becomes a world issue. Gardening and growing plants for eating or housing trees means mother nature is hard to equal. Science and nature are both producing wonders.