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Discovery: Fixing Nitrogen 27 Jan 14

January 27th, 2014

Episode 339 of 564 episodes

How best to feed the plants that feed the world. 100 years of the Haber-Bosch process, making synthetic fertilizers by the millions of tonnes and dumping them on our fields has had serious environmental consequences. Prof Andrea Sella meets the scientists who are starting to look at ways of making plants feed themselves more efficiently.

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