President Elect Professor Wilfred Otten, World Congress Working Group Chair Dr Bruce Lascelles and Executive Officer Ian Brown attended the 2016 Inter Congress Meeting in Rio de Janeiro from 21st to 24th November 2016.
There was two days of Council Meetings and a one day Scientific Conference plus a visit to the venue for the 2018 World Congress of Soil Science which takes place in August 2018.
“The world faces great challenges and society increasingly looks towards science to address them. This places demands on all fields of science in all parts of the world. It compels a global response, involving strengthened collaboration within the international scientific community and between it and the world of policy and business, civil society, and the public at large”, the Presidents of the ICSU and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) stated in a joint letter.
One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, launched 22nd September 2016 in Turin, the Italian city hosting ‘Terra Madre’, the global Slow Food event on good, clean and fair food.
Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal activity.
Antibiotics have effectively treated bacterial diseases for years, but some bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them.