12 Ways Soil Affects Your Food and Your Health

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Zero tillage farming

Tillage, the purpose of which is to mix organic matter into your soil, contributes to soil erosion so the rise of no-tilling farming, which basically means the soil is left undisturbed for the next year’s crops, is good news. Tilling involves turning over the first six to 10 inches of soil before planting new crops. This removes any plant matter covering the soil, leaving it bare and deficient in organic matter.