Source: The Fertilizer Institute

The inclusion of fertilizers in President Barack Obama's Cancer Panel titled, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, What we Can do Now" is being disputed by The Fertilizer Institute.

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) issued the following statement regarding the inclusion of fertilizers in a report. "The Fertilizer Institute is unaware of any scientific information that warrants fertilizers' mention in this report, when in fact the nutrients found in fertilizers are required by all living organisms.

"Further, the references to fertilizer in the report released today are contrary to the available body of literature which demonstrates that fertilizers have a positive effect on human health by enhancing the nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables."

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