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Nitrogen in the food system: new TABLE Explainer article

Published: 27 February 2024

Nitrogen plays a dual role in the agri-food system: it is an essential nutrient for all life forms, yet also an environmental pollutant causing a range of environmental and human health impacts.

In this newly published TABLE Explainer article, Rasmus Einarsson explores ways of thinking about nitrogen, the roles both livestock and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer play in the food system, and the current policy targets for reducing nitrogen emissions.

Interested in food and the environment?  Check this article!