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Research Explores Links Between Soil Health and Human Health

A feature in The Washington Post reports on soil-health research that is uncovering the important roles of the microbiome, not only in producing healthy plants but also in determining the nutrient levels in human food. Daphne Miller writes that numerous research projects are exploring the beneficial potential of soil bacteria, discovering how soil microbes can influence human health and moods, testing how healthy soil relates to the antioxidant content of food, and looking at the systemic interaction of microbes.