Kansas City Public Radio Denies Fertilizer Crackdown Impact Across The World

TKC won't pretend to understand this intricacies of agribusiness but, in addition to celebrating the oeuvre of hottie Marissa, we can also spot a politicized news report when we see one.

This morning public radio directs their listeners away from the stark reality of worsening food scarcity.

Here's a clever premise that doesn't hold up to scrutiny or dire situations suffered by emerging nations:

"Farmers can use far less chemical fertilizer — which can be expensive and harmful to the environment — and maintain high crop yields, according to a new study."

By contrast here's another perspective to consider . . .  

"On Earth, the Marvel supervillain might have achieved his ruinous ends by doing away with artificial fertilizer. Synthetic fertilizers have boosted agricultural productivity so much in the past seven decades or so that half of the people alive today owe their existence to this often-overlooked innovation, which has been described as the greatest of the 20th century. 

Rising fertilizer prices and supply disruptions resulting from war and other hazards are now threatening the world's agricultural bounty, and with it, food security. Without enough fertilizer, farmers can't grow enough food.

The fertilizer shortage is at the heart of various food crises emerging around the world."

What's worse is that VOLUNTARY CRACKDOWNS ON FERTILIZER encouraged by environmentalists have sparked additional hardships.

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