The inaugural Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18) launched the ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’ global campaign. The GSOP18 outcome document will summarize scientific evidence and data presented, as well as ideas for overcoming existing challenges and future steps, and serve as a road map for the global campaign. The FAO synthesis report, ‘Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality,’ warns that pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health.