Jo Handelsman is a soil scientist, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and author of A World Without Soil: The Past, Present and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet. Previously, she was associate director for science for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. She’s based in Madison, Wisconsin.
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What Will We Reap Without Topsoil?
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