Cows graze through garbage at the Deonar landfill site in Mumbai, India. Credit: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

UN Releases Alarming Report on Global Soil Pollution

Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources of food and ultimately to our health. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warns that there is still a lack of awareness about the scale and severity of this threat. Global production of municipal solid waste was around 1.3 billion tons per year in 2012 and it is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons annually by 2025.