[caption id="" align="alignright" width="266" caption="Iron rich red soil near Paint Pots mineral springs in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada."][/caption] Message from Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, CityUniversity, London: Gradually, one of the oldest food policy concerns is resurfacing globally – the issue of soil health.  At times, I have wondered if Soil Scientists are themselves becoming an endangered species, as here in Europe, (and in the UK), there has been remarkable complacency for a long time. Over the last decade, however, some welcome urgency has crept back in.