Fertilizer feeds humanity — and it’s destroying the Gulf of Mexico

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American farmers’ use of fertilizer to grow crops results in a
yearly oxygen-starved dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico that kills
fish, shrimp, and other sea creatures. But that’s not the only
environmental issue fertilizer is responsible for. It also can
contaminate drinking water, turn into smog, and contribute to
climate change. How can we slow down a pollutant that we depend on
for survival?

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline
Fertilizer feeds humanity — and it’s destroying the Gulf of
Mexico
on Jan 22, 2020.

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Fertilizer feeds humanity — and it’s destroying the Gulf of Mexico