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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x206 Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis
TV-PG

  • 2013-10-29T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how we farm — with chemical fertilizers chock-full of the element, which plants are not efficient at absorbing. One solution? Perhaps … a microscopic mushroom. (Filmed at TEDxUdeM.)

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