Digging into the complex, confusing, and contentious world of soil carbon offsets

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Jim Giles explores the deep divisions that are shaping the emerging field of soil-based offsets

Are you fully caffeinated? This week, I'll try to untangle one of the more complex, confusing and contentious aspects of our food systems: the emerging market for soil carbon offsets. I've been talking...

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