World Phosphorous Use Crosses Critical Threshold

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Une mine de phosphate à ciel ouvert à Mboro au Sénégal. Ce projet est financé par une union agricole indienne. © AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET

Recalculating the global use of phosphorous, a fertilizer linchpin of modern agriculture, a team of researchers warns that the world’s stocks may soon be in short supply and that overuse in the industrialized world has become a leading cause of the pollution of lakes, rivers and streams.

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Environmental Research Letters

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