Phosphorus' Impact on Agriculture


Phosphorus is a critical component to life and essential for agriculture. Without phosphorus nothing can grow. And approximately 85 percent of the global phosphate reserves are located in Morocco. With its large reserves, Morocco can direct the price of phosphorus, thus effecting agriculture input costs.

From Market Place Money, ecologist Larry Baker, University of Minnesota:
We're going to have a population of 10 billion people and extremely limited phosphorus reserves if we continue to use them the way we do now. And perhaps a lot of starvation and hardship could follow.