Peak Phosphorus : Clarifying the Key Issues of a Vigorous Debate about Long-Term Phosphorus Security

@inproceedings{Cordell2011PeakP,
  title={Peak Phosphorus : Clarifying the Key Issues of a Vigorous Debate about Long-Term Phosphorus Security},
  author={Dana J Cordell and Stuart M White},
  year={2011}
}
This paper reviews the latest information and perspectives on global phosphorus scarcity. Phosphorus is essential for food production and modern agriculture currently sources phosphorus fertilizers from finite phosphate rock. The 2008 food and phosphate fertilizer price spikes triggered increased concerns regarding the depletion timeline of phosphate rock reserves. While estimates range from 30 to 300 years and are shrouded by lack of publicly available data and substantial uncertainty, there… CONTINUE READING
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