Algal Turf Scrubbing: Creating Helpful, Not Harmful, Algal “Blooms”
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Edward Osenbaugh is the President of SoftForce, Inc. and oversaw the creation of networked database applications customized for clients in many industries and non-profit organizations.

                       

Algal Turf Scrubbing: Creating Helpful, Not Harmful, Algal “Blooms”

Thanks to the “green revolution,” food has never been cheaper or more abundant. Ironically, high-performance agriculture threatens our future ability to feed ourselves. Agriculture requires so much nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer that it damages our soils, and the excess fertilizer pollutes local waters and the oceans, causing harmful algal blooms and extensive dead zones, threatening already overfished aquatic food resources and destroying the ecological assets, such as coral reefs, that support them and the rest of ocean life. Half of...

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