Food and fertilizer

About 50% of the global food production is resulting from the use of mineral fertilizers. The key component is the nitrogen. The fertilizer industry has been able to increase the food production from a limited area of arable land to a growing population, mainly due to the use of cheap fossil energy. This cannot continue, and recycling of nitrogen in the manure on the farm and from organic waste has to be improved.

world population and food production

World food production must follow the population growth

A well fertilized wheat crop is able to capture eight times more energy than the energy used to produce the nitrogen fertilizer applied. If the crop is not receiving any fertilizer the next year, the production of wheat will be only 50% of the normal year. In the next years the production will continue to fall.

The increase of food production to sustain the growing population is coming from a limited area of land. The steady increase in food production is possible only from the use of more fertilizer and improved cropping methods.

Fusion farming is the ultimate and final step required to continue the improvement of farm nutrient management and productivity. The shift from fossil fuel based ammonia to organic ammonia recycled with N-fix nitrate will enable the farmer to take back the control of his destiny and economy.

 

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