Soil Quality, Conservation and Food Production

In this University of Wisconsin-Madison, experts from various institutes around the nation come together to discuss the issues surrounding soil quality and farming. What does tilling have to do with the those starving in Africa? What will happen as the demand for food requires a doubling of food produced in the next century? How will expanding farmland affect other animals and ecosystems? The world is already using all of its good farmland, what can be done to improve food production without causing detrimental side effects? This video outlines various issues that may educate viewers about the importance of maintaining good soil quality and the various techniques to preserve topsoil and the impact soil quality has on food production.