A farmer applies liquid urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer to a field.(eutrophication&hypoxia )
A farmer applies liquid urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer to a field.
(eutrophication&hypoxia )

Scientists: Agriculture Is Killing Our Soil

December 9, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Current use of fertilizer could lead to a global famine and civilization’s collapse, according to academics.
 

Man’s use of fertilizer has radically changed the soil he farms, according to a study of the American prairie conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado. The soil’s fertility could collapse because of the damage done to the range of microbes that play a vital, but little studied, role in the soil.

“The soils currently found throughout the region bear little resemblance to their pre-agricultural state,” concluded the study, conducted under associate professor of microbial ecology Noah Fierer.

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