The Over Use of Chemical Fertilizers
This article was written by Fred Pearce for the “Yale Environment 360”, it is a well written and painfully important message.
Over the last century, the intensive use of chemical fertilizers has saturated the Earth’s soils and waters with nitrogen. Now scientists are warning that we must move quickly to revolutionize agricultural systems and greatly reduce the amount of nitrogen we put into the planet’s ecosystems.
by fred pearce
A single patent a century ago changed the world, and now, in the 21st century, Homo sapiens and the world we dominate have an addiction. Call it the nitrogen fix. It is like a drug mainlined into the planet’s ecosystems, suffusing every cell, every pore — including our own bodies.
for the rest of this outstanding and detailed article please visit : http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2207
Chemicals are wreaking havoc on our Eco systems and it is up to each and every one of us to educate ourselves on alternative solutions. We have a responsibility not only to ourselves, but to our future generations.
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