On the history of a reoccurring concept: phosphorus scarcity.

@article{Ulrich2014OnTH,
  title={On the history of a reoccurring concept: phosphorus scarcity.},
  author={Andrea E Ulrich and Emmanuel Frossard},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={490},
  pages={694-707}
}
Despite evidence against imminent global phosphate rock depletion, phosphorus (P) scarcity scenarios and the subsequent consequences for global food security continue to be a matter of controversy. We provide a historicizing account to evaluate the degree and relevance of past human experiences with P scarcity. Using more than 80 literature sources, we trace the origin of the P scarcity concept and the first accounts of concerns; we report on three cases of scarcity discourse in the U.S. and… CONTINUE READING
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