Detonator of the population explosion

  title={Detonator of the population explosion},
  author={Vaclav Smil},
  • V. Smil
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
Without ammonia, there would be no inorganic fertilizers, and nearly half the world would go hungry. Of all the century's technological marvels, the Haber-Bosch process has made the most difference to our survival. 
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