Global Crunch in Supplies of Key Fertilizer Could Threaten Food Supply and Raise Prices

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 00:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Five major scientific societies cautioned today that global production of phosphorus fertilizer could peak and decline later this century, causing shortages and price spikes that jeopardizing world food production. The white paper, Chemistry for a Sustainable Global Society, also cautioned about the supply of other natural resources where monopolies or political instability affect supplies or inflate prices.

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