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Our nutrient world: the challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution

Sutton, M.A.; Bleeker, A.; Howard, C.M.; Bekunda, M.; Grizzetti, B.; de Vries, W.; van Grinsven, H.J.M.; Abrol, Y.P.; Adhya, T.K.; Billen, G.; Davidson, E.A.; Datta, A.; Diaz, R.; Erisman, J.W.; Liu, X.J.; Oenema, O.; Palm, C.; Raghuram, N.; Reis, S.; Scholz, R.W.; Sims, T.; Westhoek, H.; Zhang, F.S.. 2013 Our nutrient world: the challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution. Edinburgh, NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 114pp.

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Abstract/Summary

This report draws attention to the multiple benefits and threats of human nutrient use. It highlights how nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are estimated to feed half the human population alive today, and how they will remain critical in the future, especially given increasing population and potential bioenergy needs. Yet high nutrient use has created a web of pollution affecting the environment and human health, while insufficient access to nutrients has led to soil degradation, causing food insecurity and exacerbating loss of natural ecosystems. The report shows how these problems cross all global change challenges, threatening water, air and soil quality, climate balance, stratospheric ozone and biodiversity.

Item Type: Publication - Book
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry
CEH Sections: Billett (to November 2013)
ISBN: 9781906698409
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Prepared by the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM) in collaboration with the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI). Freely available online - see Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, fertilizers, food security
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 28 Mar 2013 16:34 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500700

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