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Synthetic Fertilizers Kill Soil Life & Cause Nutrient-Deficiencies

When it comes to toxic farming chemicals, most people think of pesticides and herbicides.

But it turns out that synthetic fertilizers can do just as much harm to soil life.

Just like pesticides, synthetic fertilizers kill soil microorganisms, which makes it difficult or impossible for the soil microbiome to function properly.

In the process, synthetic fertilizers cause major economic, health, and environmental problems, including:

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