Quality food production and food security have several components, including the production of sufficient amounts of food, adequate nutrient content in the food products, and the exclusion of potentially toxic compounds from the food products. The soils in which plants grow play a role in all of these areas, and they also influence human health in more ways than most realize.

One major way that soils influence human health is through their ability to act as natural filters by removing contaminants from water and thus preventing water-borne diseases. The contaminants, including sewage, are removed by soil through physical capture as the water moves through pore spaces, through chemical sorption to solid surfaces, and through bio-degradation carried out by microorganisms living in the soil.

Secondly, approximately 78% of the average per capita calorie consumption worldwide comes from Continue Reading "The Link Between Soil Health and Human Health and the Consequences of Soil Degradation in Africa"

On my mind is agony over the helplessness in controlling plant weeds which appear from nowhere and quickly invade the land and destroy the environment as they wish whilst humanity just watches and does nothing to control the spread.   The case in point is the ‘Cuscuta’ scourge, caused by Dodder Cuscuta Reflexa, which is…Continue Reading “Invasive Plant Species – The ‘Cuscuta’ Scourge”

The seemingly little and insignificant everyday aspects of life that humanity displays every so often have continued to confound even the world’s greatest brains; aspects that include the reasons behind kissing, blushing and even picking the nose.

Scientists have split the atom, put men on the moon and discovered the DNA of which humans are made, and yet there are key mysteries of human behavior which they have failed Continue Reading "The Confounding Little Things Of What It Means To Be Human – The Airplane Mode"

“Wealth without work” was described by Mahatma Gandhi as one of the “Seven Deadly Sins”; the others being, “Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, and Worship without sacrifice”.

These seven deadly sins perfectly define the misery that is brought about by corruption. The love of wealth without sweat has rendered human life useless. It has made life cheap and expendable.

The Seven Deadly Sins have made it very dangerous to step outside the house every morning of every single day; the reason being Continue Reading "The Heavy Cost Of Corruption"