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- The United States is losing soil 10 times faster -- and China and India are losing soil 30 to 40 times faster -- than the natural replenishment rate.
- As a result of erosion over the past 40 years, 30% of the world's arable land has become unproductive.
- Farmland is shrinking by almost 37,000 square miles/year due to soil erosion.