The Six Billion Things in a Pinch of Soil

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The Local Plate

Recently Keia Mastrianni wrote about our long time friend and Slow advocate Sammy Koenisberg:

In a pinch of soil, there are more than six billion living things. a calm Sammy Koenigsberg looks out the window of the coffee shop where we are meeting to ponder this fact, his blue-green eyes fixed on something far off in the distance. He cites a statistic by the European Union Joint Research Center that says almost one-third of all living organisms reside in the soil. More amazingly, he says, according to that statement a mere 1 percent of those organisms have been identified. The rest is a mystery.

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