Let's Talk Soil
Soil is the foundation of life on earth. Of all the things that divide humanity, soil is one thing that unites us. Our bodies are formed from soil, live off soil, and return to the soil. Soil is the basis of all living things.
In soil, the microbiome is a collection of all microorganisms, both harmful and beneficial bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Although microscopic, these microorganisms play a major role in the development of plant immune systems, protecting plants against pathogens, and facilitating the breakdown of organic matter into food for plants.
In the human body, microbiome is a collection of all microorganisms, both harmful and beneficial. These microorganisms play a major role in the development of human immune systems, protecting humans against disease, and facilitating the digestion of food into energy for humans and animals alike.
The misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and toxic chemicals in our soil can cause major disturbances in the soil microbiome and therefore, in the human body. In many cases, the devastation can be so severe, that beneficial microorganisms need to be re-introduced or re-inoculated.