Source: Expertanswer via AlphaGalileo

Could a global shortage of phosphorus lead to decreased food security in the next 25 years? That's the theory behind a Swedish researcher who claims there might not be enough phosphorus to supply the world's food production.

"Unless something is done, the scarcity of phosphorous will cause problems of a global dimension. As early as 2035 it is calculated that the demand for phosphorus map outpace the supply," said Dana Cordell, who presented her thesis at the Department of Thematic Studies &mdash: Water and Environmental Studies, Linkoping University, Sweden on the implications of phosphorus scarcity on global food security.

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