'Historical underestimation': Nitrogen fertiliser 'overlooked' driver of climate change, Soil Association warns

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Intensive production of cereal crops such as soy is heavily reliant on synthetic nitrogen
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Intensive production of cereal crops such as soy is heavily reliant on synthetic nitrogen

Phase out of synthetic fertilisers and wider dietary shift away from intensively farmed meat urgently required to curb climate damaging gas, the Soil Association warns

Urgent efforts are needed to curb the damaging impacts of nitrogen used in agriculture on the UK's environment, according to research by the Soil Association, which warns there has been a "historical underestimation...

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