Embodied phosphorus and the global connections of United States agriculture

@inproceedings{MacDonald2012EmbodiedPA,
  title={Embodied phosphorus and the global connections of United States agriculture},
  author={Graham K. MacDonald and Elena M. Bennett and Stephen R. Carpenter},
  year={2012}
}
Agricultural phosphorus (P) use is intricately linked to food security and water quality. Globalization of agricultural systems and changing diets clearly alter these relationships, yet their specific influence on non-renewable P reserves is less certain. We assessed P fertilizer used for production of food crops, livestock and biofuels in the US agricultural system, explicitly comparing the domestic P use required for US food consumption to the P use embodied in the production of US food… CONTINUE READING

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