Phosphorus is an indispensable nutrient for humans, animals and plants, but livestock usually cannot satisfy their needs with only plant-based feed. To compensate, farmers add phosphorus, which is mined as rock phosphate like salt.
This has two disadvantages. The first is that global phosphorus supplies are quickly dwindling. The second is that studies by the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, have shown that when the digestive system processes plant-based phosphorus, it&n
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