POTENTIAL PHOSPHORUS SHORTAGE FOR WORLD'S SOILS

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BioCycle; May 2010; 51, 5; Docstoc
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Description: Phosphorus shortages in agricultural soils worldwide threaten to undermine the global food supply, according to an article in Foreign Policy (Apr 20, 2010) entitled "Peak Phosphorus" by James Elser and Stuart White. They explain the supply of mined phosphorus is running out. The authors warn that shortages of phosphorus and concentrations of 90% of the world supply in five countries -- Morocco, China, South Africa, Jordan and the US -- could spark international tensions and intense resource competition as the world food supply becomes increasingly threatened.
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