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IGCSE Science - Should fertilisers be used in Singapore?: Why use chemical fertilisers?

A guide to resources for your Year 10 debate on whether Singapore should legislate for crops that have been grown using organic fertiliser only, compiled by your librarians.

Nutrients for plants

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This leaflet from the 'Agricultural Industries Confederation' explains some of the reasons why the use of chemical (mineral) fertilisers is important.

Fertilizers could tackle nutritional deficiency

This article, published on 12 March 2013, expains that "enriching crops by adding a naturally-occurring soil mineral to fertilisers could potentially help to reduce disease and premature death in the African country of Malawi".

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Organic v Chemical Fertiliser

Organic farming is rarely enough

European Fertilizer Industry leaflet

Click on the image above to see a larger version of this booklet from The European Fertilizer Industry.

It highlights some of the benefits they see in the use of fertilizers.

How have fertilizers benefited the world?