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1-12-2016 12:00 AM

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More than 1/3 of the nitrogen in human bodies is derived from industrially synthesized nitrogen fertilizer (Smil, 2004). Without nitrogen fertilizer, agriculture could not sustain the global population of 7 billion people living today, much less the 11 billion people expected to be living by 2100. There is no doubt: nitrogen fertilizer is critical to sustain human health and grow developing economies.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Nitrogen myths and realities

More than 1/3 of the nitrogen in human bodies is derived from industrially synthesized nitrogen fertilizer (Smil, 2004). Without nitrogen fertilizer, agriculture could not sustain the global population of 7 billion people living today, much less the 11 billion people expected to be living by 2100. There is no doubt: nitrogen fertilizer is critical to sustain human health and grow developing economies.

 

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