'Peak Phosphorus'

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    "It's an essential, if underappreciated component of our daily lives, and a key link in the global food chain. And it's running out."

    By James Elser, Stuart White

    "The root of this problem has previously been the subject of presidential concern. In a message to Congress in 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Roosevelt warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation.""

    Peak Phosphorus, and Why It Matters - By James Elser and Stuart White | Foreign Policy
     
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    Non stop fear mongering by the Neo-National Socialists.

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    As long as there are Liberals, we'll never have "Peak Stupid"
     
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    Ding! The next socialism/fascism delivery system is ready.
     
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    My, my, the usual suspects posting on nonsense on something they know absolutely nothing about.
     
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    I guess we need to put phosphorous back in our laundry detergent?
     
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    as well as the delivery system's support group.
     
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    In a message to Congress in 1938, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Roosevelt warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation."

    In a message to Congress in 2010, U.S. President Barack H. Obama warned that the phosphorus content of American agricultural land "has greatly diminished." This shortage, Obama warned, could cause low crop yields and poor-quality produce, detrimentally affecting "the physical health and economic security of the people of the nation."
     
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    As long as there are Liberals, we'll never have "Peak Stupid"
     

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