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How much fertile soil is there?

Can you guess how much of the Earth has fertile soil? Play the quiz to find out.  You will be surprised by the answer!

How much fertile soil is there?

Soil is critical to life on Earth as it provides most of the food we eat. More than 99% of the daily calorific intake of Europeans comes from soil-based products. But soil is a non-renewable resource under pressure which should be protected. 

Find out more about soil

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