Bill Gates finds fertilizer fascinating

Smith, Ron
May 2013
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/13/2013, p1
The article focuses on the views of Microsoft founder Bill Gates on the value of fertilizer. Gates stated on the television show "60 Minutes" that a few billion people would have to die if we had not come up with fertilizer. He called on the U.S. and other developed nations in his annual letter to take agricultural research more seriously. Information on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also offered.


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