Grow stronger crops, on less land
American farmers rely on a domestic supply of phosphates to support the agricultural economy and the American food supply. Phosphate products help farmers grow more crops on less land — and put better food on everyone’s table.
-Up to 60% of a total crop’s yield depends on essential soil nutrients like phosphate.
Stronger bones, stronger bodies
Phosphate isn’t just important on the farm— it plays an essential role in our bodies. It is critical for formation of bones and teeth, and is a major component in our DNA.
-Fortunately, we can ensure proper levels by eating phosphate-rich foods. Without enough phosphate in our bodies, you would have no energy and may even be at risk of developing diseases in the blood.
A world without phosphate products? It’s not a pretty picture.
Here’s what happens: Because phosphate products help grow stronger crops and improve soil quality, crop yields would dramatically decrease. We would face major food shortages around the country and grocery expenses would dramatically increase. This short video explores what a world without phosphate products would be like: Picture: A World Without Phosphate Products.
Thankfully, a steady supply of phosphate ensures Americans are able to put food on the table without breaking the bank.