The Impact Of Synthetic Fertilizer On The Environment

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There are many things I could do to reduce the environmental impact that using synthetic fertilizers caused the to earth. I can start by buying mostly organic, buy meat that come from animals that are not fed the crops that are grown with the synthetic fertilizers, start shopping at the all natural stores such as Whole Foods. I could also start trying to grow my own vegetables like tomatoes, What I wouldn’t be willing to do is buying only organic because that is to expensive and I do not make enough money to go 100% organic.
In order to reduce the impact that using synthetic fertilizer cause to the plant I would be willing to start buy and eating mostly organic. Organic foods are not treated with the synthetic fertilizer rather organic food
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it may take more work, but it’s entirely possible to nourish the soil, and ourselves, without dumping so much nitrogen into the environment. (Lunsford 903) Although, buying organic is not only more costly it is slightly more difficult to find food in larger chain stores such as Target or Walmart. For every 10 Items that you see that are not organic there is only one or two that are organic. This can make buying organic slightly more difficult because there is less variety. Even though it is slightly harder to buy organic it is easy to buy organic vegetables and fruits. When shopping for organic food I can try to start going to a Whole Foods or an all natural food store. This would give me much more variety to choose …show more content…
If I grow my own food I will know how it is being grown. I will not be using the synthetic fertilizer. Starting my own garden will not only provide me with food but it will also save me money. I could buy one packet of seeds like tomatoes then use the seeds that the tomatoes produce to plant more. Planting my own garden . would give me food, save me many, and it would also help save the ecosystem.
By using synthetic fertilizer is causes run off:
The flood of synthetic nitrogen has fertilized not just the farm fields but the forests and oceans, too, to the benefit of some species (corn and algae being two of the biggest beneficiaries) and to the detriment of countless others. The ultimate fate of the nitrates spread in Iowa or Indiana is to flow down the Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico, where their deadly fertility poisons the marine ecosystem. The nitrogen tide stimulates the wild growth of algae, and the algae smother the fish, creating a “hypoxic,” or dead, zone as big as New Jersey–and still growing. (Lunsford

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