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October 10th, 2019

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Farmers need nitrogen fertilizer to maximize crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be nowhere near as abundant as it is today, and natural sources of usable nitrogen are quite limited. Fortunately, researchers devised a method known as the Haber-Bosch process, in the early 1900s to “fix” nitrogen into forms plants can consume. This was a landmark development, but the process is energy intensive (accelerating climate change) and the resulting fertilizer products take a substantial toll on the environment, as excess fertilizer runs off farmland and enters waterways. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, this nutrient pollution. Land more …